The Official Oval Office agenda isn’t available today, as the federal government is technically closed, but our good friend Marigold Wakefield, President Trump’s Executive Assistant, has once again given us the not-so-secret secret of the day: EO 201801A.
That order, signed first thing this morning, takes the burden of tax preparation out of the hands of the average American:
“Those taking the standard deduction will no longer be required to file a return. They will, instead, send all pertinent information, such as pay stubs, proof of expenses, etc to the IRS who will adjust accordingly and either issue a refund or a tax bill based on current tax law.”
What they’re saying is if you’re like just about everyone else, now that all those complicated deductions and credits are out of the way, taxes will be easier if the person processing your return inputs the numbers themselves and checks against current, past and expected future income and expenditures.
Those who need to shift funds to more tax-beneficial options will still be able to have their accountants file in full so they don’t miss the new advantages available for things like job creation and inventory liquidation. In many cases, liquidating, which helped make our President great, will create more jobs all by itself.
Democrats, the ACLU and a few Libertarians are calling the measure overreach. We call it common sense. The numbers will be the same whether you type them into the computer or they do.
Official word of the EO should hit the mainstream tomorrow when the White House opens for the first time in 2018.
Source: Patriot Post