Just because you're in charge of the IRS doesn't mean you know
anything everything. Doug Shulman was on C-SPAN over the weekend (we're sure you saw it) and admitted that he uses a tax preparer. His rationale is, "Look, I'm a busy dude, I don't have time to do my own taxes. Besides, have you seen the size of the tax code? It's a flippin' mind job." Or in his own words:
"I've used one for years. I find it convenient. I find the tax code complex so I use a preparer," Shulman said. Pressed on how he would make the tax code simpler, Shulman responded, "I don't write the tax laws. Congress writes the tax laws so that's a whole different discussion."
Unapologetic as usual, Dougie. We'll give him credit though – admitting that the tax code that you're in charge of enforcing is too complex is admirable (although not a news flash). Plus, he goes so far to say that he's powerless to do anything about it. Now that's transparent government!
IRS commissioner doesn't file his own taxes [The Hill]