Donald Rumsfeld, the former Defense Secretary who has a reputation for bluntness, has, once again, aired his grievances with the IRS.
Donald Rumsfeld, the former Secretary of Defense who has a reputation for bluntness, has, once again, aired his grievances with the IRS.
In his latest letter to the Internal Revenue Service, he says that the tax code is so complicated, no one can be sure if they’re paying the right taxes.
He also pointed out that most people just want to do the right thing and give the IRS what they owe, but the incomprehensible forms make that difficult, at best.
Rumsfeld calls the agency’s dizzying code a, “sad commentary on governance in our nation’s capital.”
His hope is that in the course of his life he will see the process simplified. He reminds the IRS that he’s in his 80s, so there may not be much time left.
As far as his own 2013 taxes, Rumsfeld warned the IRS, “I have sent in our federal income tax…for 2013. As in prior years, it’s important for you to know that I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns…are accurate.”
Apparently, he’s been sending these letters for the past 20 years or more.
When asked for a comment, the IRS declined, saying it’s their policy to not discuss individual taxpayers.