Henry George School
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High Cost of Government Revenue

September 23, 2014

July 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Henry George School suite 1207
30 East Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Bob Jene
312 450 2906


"Chuck on Tax Day" Credit: Chuck Holton cc-licensed

“Chuck on Tax Day” Credit: Chuck Holton cc-licensed

Do we need to suffer like this (and/or pay someone else) in order to fund government?  In this presentation, HGS instructor Bob Jene looks at what it costs to collect income taxes.  The direct cost to the government of operating the Internal Revenue Service is only a small part, as the burden put on the taxpayer, and the diversion of effort from productive uses, should also be considered.

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