This demand may appear strange coming from an organization that specializes in navigating the difficulties of taxes to earn from filing millions of returns. Nonetheless, the CEO of H&R Block Bill Cobb said on Tuesday that he supports deliberations to make the 74,000-page tax code significantly less onerous.
Cobb told “Squawk Box” on CNBC there are several ways to make the tax code simpler. He also said, however, that he thinks it is silly to discuss simply break up a 74,000-page code on the basis that it is too complex to go to zero pages.
At the same time, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said over the summer that he wanted to “put H&R Block out of business. He plans to achieve this by streamlining the tax system with revenue neutral proposals.
Cobb, on the other hand, proposed that before the changing of the tax rules, the government should figure out the manner in which they will administer social programs. The CEO of H&R Block explained tax credits for everything, ranging from Obamacare to the earned income tax credit go via the tax code. He insisted that is not the rates, but the refundable credits that add to the complexity.
Cobb noted that how much money taxpayers are getting from the government is the bottom line for many people. He said that the refund that averages $ 3, 000 in the US means a lot to most Americans because it is their bonus. He continued to say Americans have two busy seasons: April when many of them go in and have their taxes done and the period beginning on around 20th January when people are running to get their refunds.
On Tuesday, Cobb was in New York to ring the opening bell on Wall Street as well as draw attention to new service from Block Advisors, a company that offers guidance on highly complex returns, small business tax preparation, and financial planning.