The federal gas tax hasn’t changed in 20 years, effectively reducing road repair revenue by 35 percent.
The gap between federal taxes owed and taxes paid stood at $400 billion in 2012. About 15 percent of taxpayers failed to pay.
More than 16 million individuals and businesses owed the IRS $373 billion in unpaid federal taxes in 2011.
Americans and the tax experts they hire spend 6.1 billion hours a year trying to pay what’s owed. Compliance is a 3 million-worker industry.
More than a million tax preparers now make their living navigating a complex U.S. tax code.
State governments made $17.7 billion from official lotteries in 2010. Casinos and race tracks brought in billions more.
Charities take in billions of dollars each year from Americans who claim tax deductions for their contributions. Will Congress eliminate this practice?
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