I can't help but wonder how many folks here are silently cheering on speedracer as he proves me wrong and gives me a complete beat down... by telling me that I should lie on my taxes.
I thought it was an interesting little back and forth and you both have good points.
He was right that the IRS doesn't really pay attention to it.
You were right in saying "then why is it so damn complicated".
In the end it doesn't need to be complicated. It most certainly needs to be cleaned up, but they are being so vindictive about "rich" people possibly paying any less that they would rather the rich people pay less anyway but in an over complicated way that noone can easily see.