Why I like Andrew Leigh

The man just talks sense. He argues that:

we can save a lot of Australians the bother of filling out an annual tax return. In August, the ATO would simply send you a statement saying what they think you owe. If you agree with it, if you have no complex income, and if you don’t want to claim any deductions, you do nothing. Of course, if you want to claim your deductions, you’re welcome to do so.

Simplifying tax-filing should appeal to politicians of all political stripes. Whether you think tax rates should be lower or higher, you should support lowering the compliance burden.

His primary article is here.

1 Response to “Why I like Andrew Leigh”


  • John, your title is uber generous. After a couple of weeks of being beaten up in my own comment threads, it put a smile on my face this morning.

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