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Michelle Singletary

A clarion call for simplifying the US tax code

It’s not nice to tell people “I told you so.” But if anybody has the right to say that, it’s Nina E. Olson, the national taxpayer advocate.

Olson recently submitted her annual report to Congress, and top on her list of things to fix is the complexity of the tax code, which she calls the most serious problem facing taxpayers.

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