Legal Tax Deductions Are Legal

As an accountant I am amazed at the "tax" rhetoric. As a US citizen you are required to pay the taxes you "legally owe" under tax law.

There is a difference between legally "avoiding" taxes, and illegally "evading" taxes. Using legal shelters, and deductions are not a criminal offense.

Misstating your income or deductions in order to pay less is illegal.

Don't fault wealthy people for using the law to their benefit, do you want to pay more than you legally owe?

It is a myth that the "wealthy" some how get a different set of tax laws to go by, granted, they can afford the best lawyers and CPAs to help them.

But don't blame them, blame a tax code that has become so complex that even the IRS gets it wrong over half the time.
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