Why return-free tax filing isn’t — but probably should be — a thing in the U.S.
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Tax season is upon us, and that means an age-old debate is resurfacing amongst accounting nerds far and wide — why do Americans still have to file tax returns? Another simpler, and arguably better, system called return-free filing is used across the world. Chris Farrell walks us through the potential benefits of adopting such a system in the U.S. Plus, why plateauing mortgage rates are leading to more applications from would-be homebuyers. And, a look at some of the rule changes coming to Major League Baseball as teams start playing regular season games today.
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One change: Pitchers will have 20 seconds or less to throw the ball. But is that enough time to capture the mood?
The idea has been thrown around for a while now, but new IRS funding may help it become a reality.
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