What would be the alternative if the Internal Revenue Service was abolished?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Abolishing income tax and replacing it with a national sales tax would work.

    You would be able to keep your ENTIRE check if you wished, you would only pay taxes if you SPENT money, not if you saved it.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Under any conceivable system for raising revenue, including a sales tax, a VAT, or tariffs, someone has to make sure the money gets where it is supposed to go.

    There is no system of raising revenue that would require no enforcement at all.

    No IRS or equivalent means no revenue. No revenue means no expenditures. No expenditures means no military, no federal courts, no Congress, and no President--that is, no government at all

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  • 9 years ago

    Here's one idea: We'd each be required to spend a certain number of years working for the government. Some would be in the military; some would do other jobs currently handled by the government: e.g., postal employees, National Park service; police, fire fighters. And some would work for government-run industries: e.g., clean energy. We would all be salaried, but the profits made by the last group would be used instead of "taxes" to support the government.

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  • GARF
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    9 years ago

    That would require a new tax system, say a national sales tax. We would still require a department of some sort in Treasury to make sure sales taxes were being collected and remitted to the Treasury, but that could be a much much smaller staffed department.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    sure. Due in general to its simplicity, a FairTax in alternative of the income tax equipment could characterize the terrific non violent flow of capacity from the government to the individuals in human history. Politicians and bureaucrats could now no longer have the skill to characteristic hidden taxes or specific activity loopholes, and there could be no excuse for the government to require the financial documents of everybody in the U. S.. for this reason, needless to say, statists furiously oppose and slander it.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    the IRS can and will never be abolished. they MIGHT change the name, but it would still be the same agency, EVEN IF they used a sales tax of some sort, or a flat tax. some agency would have to administer it

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  • 9 years ago

    The federal government could collect taxes from the states. That way no citizen ever has to deal with the federal government. Each state could then choose how it wants to tax it's citizens (income tax, sales tax, uses tax, etc.).

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  • 9 years ago

    Well gosh, I guess everyone will pay whatever kind of tax replaces the income tax willingly and nobody will cheat. And somehow, somebody will collect it without cost.

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  • 9 years ago

    Freedom.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Probably a huge federal sales tax or VAT. Everything would cost more.

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