Originally Posted by Brainiac
What a load of crap. What the **** does this have to do with a "nanny state"?
Answer: This has nothing to do with a nanny state. It's all about hiring a guy to do a job for you and him failing to do the job.
If I hire a tax attorney to make sure I avoid every tax that I can legally avoid, I will fire his ass if he misses some tiny little detail that winds up costing me two million dollars. The tax attorney isn't my nanny: he's a professional that I pay to perform a service.
If the tax attorney tells you "keep your receipts for all business transactions", and you "forget" that he has told you that, is it the attorney's fault that you are ****ed at tax time?