Happy Tax Day! Is that an appropriate greeting? We got extra time past the usual April 15th deadline, but tonight is the night our tax returns must be filed.
T.R. Reid is a journalist and author well-known to NPR audiences.
He compares the American tax system to those of other countries in his newest book, A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System.
In general, he finds we PAY less than people in other countries, but our system is much more complicated.
The author visits with the highlights of his findings.