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Albert Einstein once wrote, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." The product of 95 years worth of additions, subtractions, deductions, and exclusions, it has ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Thorndike ...
Himself - Director, Tax History Project
Charles Rossotti ...
Himself - Former IRS Commissioner
Mike Huckabee ...
Himself - Former Governor of Arkansas
John O. Fox ...
Himself - Professor of Taxation, Mount Holyoke College
John Linder ...
Himself - Representative, Georgia
Kelly Phillips Erb ...
Herself - Tax Attorney & Blogger
Steve Forbes ...
Himself - President & CEO, Forbes
Ron Paul ...
Himself
David M. Walker ...
Himself - Former U.S. Comptroller General
Lee Sheppard ...
Herself - Contributing Editor, Tax Analyst
Leonard Burman ...
Himself - Director, The Tax Policy Center
Steven R. Weisman ...
Himself - Journalist & Author
...
Himself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT
Steven Entin ...
Himself - President, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Daniel Shaviro ...
Himself - Professor of Law, NYU
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Albert Einstein once wrote, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." The product of 95 years worth of additions, subtractions, deductions, and exclusions, it has become such a headache that many are calling for it to be drastically simplified or even removed all together. With a looming fiscal crisis on the horizon, April 15th seems more like a scene from a B-Horror horror movie than a day to contribute to the common good of the nation. Political favoritism, ineffective social programs, and economic manipulations all reveal the need for tax reform. But how can Americans decide the best way to change the income tax when few people even understand the code or the vast extent to which it truly affects the country? An Inconvenient Tax explores the history of the income tax and brings to light the causes of its many complexities. The film follows the tax through wars, economic booms, and some of the most significant presidencies in U.S. history. To help crack the ... Written by Life Is My Movie Entertainment

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Balanced Attack
29 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie did a wonderful job of helping me get a better understanding of the US Tax Code. I loved the way all of the sides were included to paint a vivid picture of how evil the Tax Code is. The interviews were the people I would want to talk to about the topic and the way in which they answered questions had me agreeing with all sides.

My only real critique was the amount of old footage used and the lack of story. While the footage was enjoyed at times in the movie I just would have liked to have seen a little less of it.

What a great educational piece that made taxes interesting and less complicated to understand.I recommend it to all sides of the aisle.


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