Posted: Apr 27, 2005 By: Ron Nessen

Subject: Income Tax Reform

Comment: My plan is for "Tax Return On A Post Card."

Top line: Total of all income, including wages, salary, other income, dividends, interest, capital gains.

If the total is less than $30,000, you owe no taxes. If the total is between $30,000 and $60,000, your taxes are 8% of total income. If the total is above $60,000, your taxes are 15% of total income.

Sign, date, and mail.

Now that's simplification!

Ron Nessen
Journalist in Residence
The Brookings Institution
Washington DC 20036