Congress gets it right

Since it is tax day, I am going to highlight something that Congress got right.  Apparently a law was passed that if a tax preparer prepared more 10 returns or more, they were required to e-file.  For most this is a good thing, I get my e-filed return much faster, at least for Federal return.

I suspect that MN will push the limit on when they have to pay the refund to me like they did a few years back.  That is what happens when you have a governor (Tim “less than 50 cent” Pawlenty) against tax increases, and instead uses accounting tricks shifts to keep his purity for a national run.

Anyway, back on topic, our greatly diverse America includes those of the Amish faith, and they don’t use electricity which is the “e” in e-file.  So Rep. Peterson worked with other members of Congress, especially those with Amish communities in their districts, to create an exception.  This was a good common sense solution to an unintentional problem and it was a bipartisan solution.



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