And this is why so many of us want a flat or use tax to replace the entire IRS tax code. What we currently have is full of loopholes. I do not begrudge anyone for using a deduction they can because, well, they can and it’s legal. What I would like to see is a system with NO deductions, period; a system where everyone pays the SAME rate, regardless of income. That would bring in more tax money annually that we current receive and the rates could be much, much lower – 10 – 15% tops. Nothing could be more fair (well, nothing but a zero % tax and I’m not convinced that would be a good thing).