The Real Reason Taxes Suck (And Why They Don't Have To)

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Комментарии • 7 174

  • TheXavCrafter
    TheXavCrafter 11 минут назад

    Yes! Texas suck

  • Lil Ali
    Lil Ali 53 минуты назад

    Can’t ruin what’s already ruined lol

  • Jackson Brown
    Jackson Brown 2 дня назад

    1:42 "Tear down this wall. Of paperwork"

  • Hellish Fatman
    Hellish Fatman 5 дней назад

    More people should see this shit

  • Martin Leong
    Martin Leong 6 дней назад

    Lol a government get bossed round with a company

  • Rhett Shanley
    Rhett Shanley 8 дней назад

    With out taxes we wouldn’t have a military and economy

    • Oscar Ricard
      Oscar Ricard 3 дня назад

      That's not what the video is about it's about how the government could do your taxes for you. But, lobyists give them money to not have the government do it.

  • Solomon Tsai
    Solomon Tsai 9 дней назад

    In hong kong the gov just tells us how much we gonna pay

  • ColorScarf YT
    ColorScarf YT 9 дней назад

    Darn large corporates

  • The common Skrublord
    The common Skrublord 9 дней назад

    Bruh just dodge them

  • Loosecat 56
    Loosecat 56 11 дней назад

    Turbotax is so annoying.

  • Archlight
    Archlight 11 дней назад

    It always makes me laugh when one of those “america is the greatest country in the world” morons starts having a go. They dont realise that they have increasing poverty, are the second leading in both obesity and child mortality, an incredibly broken economy that benefits the rich leaving the poor to die, just like their healthcare system or lack there of. Not to mention a ridiculous amount of school shootings a year, so many that to the point they dont even all get news coverage. You know how many there are in england a year? 0-1. Backwards ass country. I feel so sorry for the people of america that know this and hate it.

  • Solaris -
    Solaris - 11 дней назад

    That is why in New Zealand, we have gst. It is much better

  • Skitius
    Skitius 12 дней назад

    But Why SHOULD the government do it for us? Having them do it will just increase the tax we already pay. Since they will need more tax money to do taxes.
    Though, I agree on how convenient it would be.

  • Trackle
    Trackle 13 дней назад +2

    **Laughs in foreign**

  • Ratboy
    Ratboy 13 дней назад

    Saying that Adam "ruins" taxes insinuates that at some point they were good

  • Sade
    Sade 13 дней назад

    Turns out, I've been paying to file my taxes for 3 straight years for no reason. Glad I watched this before filing this year

  • Flo
    Flo 14 дней назад

    Adam is theft.

  • Mr. Skellyton
    Mr. Skellyton 16 дней назад


  • Ichijo Festival
    Ichijo Festival 17 дней назад

    Video goes over why Return Free Filing has been shot down so many times.
    Commenters lambaste "the government" for "theft."
    You *are* being robbed, dipshits, and the thieves are at your back, pointing their fingers right with you while their other hand rifles through your pockets.

  • B A
    B A 17 дней назад

    Thank God it applies to taxes only and nothing else

  • Aaron Yeung
    Aaron Yeung 18 дней назад

    It’s just for the wall

  • Worst Waifu
    Worst Waifu 18 дней назад

    This is the same in Canada. I didn't realize this was the reason we have to fill out all those annoying forms.

  • Jlfreedom
    Jlfreedom 18 дней назад

    Those sons of bitches!

  • FBI Undercover Loli
    FBI Undercover Loli 19 дней назад

    Because. We pay more in our food

  • Jason Shreiner
    Jason Shreiner 19 дней назад


  • Iceman Cometh
    Iceman Cometh 19 дней назад

    You get it, fat dude.

  • HALO H
    HALO H 19 дней назад +1

    was that one guy sargent Johnson from halo

  • ma bob191
    ma bob191 20 дней назад

    Read it as Texas rather than Taxes at first. Woops

  • alguien alguien
    alguien alguien 20 дней назад +1

    Don't you hate when your pads get stick to your vagina hair?

  • Unknown Unknown
    Unknown Unknown 20 дней назад


  • krishnaa balaji
    krishnaa balaji 20 дней назад

    anyone else loves uncle sam?

  • Cake Monster
    Cake Monster 22 дня назад

    "What's the price of this milk?"
    "It's a surprise!!"

  • Gabe knotts
    Gabe knotts 22 дня назад

    IRS stands for I really stupid

  • The Mythical Fire Chicken
    The Mythical Fire Chicken 25 дней назад

    Does IRS stand for "In Real ****"

  • Brookie Bookie
    Brookie Bookie 26 дней назад

    Capitalism. So great :D

    THE NEON TETRA PRO GAMER 26 дней назад

    I did my taxes for free through turbotax and then they wanted me to pay them to look at my previous tax return. Like are you fucking serious?

  • SlendisFi Universe
    SlendisFi Universe 27 дней назад

    In finland we fill tax papers only if there's change in income that is dramastic and even then we get our tax papers pre filled

  • Masha Mitchell
    Masha Mitchell 28 дней назад

    0:40 That is true. The IRS already knows everything they need to know about you before you file taxes. You can even call and they will fax you a copy of what they have for a specific tax year.

  • Tzar Nicolas The II
    Tzar Nicolas The II 28 дней назад

    Hey how about we pay barely any taxes?

  • Justin Wright
    Justin Wright 28 дней назад

    Hi Adam. Common theme amongst your videos: we do x, we should be doing y, bills have actually already been introduced to do y but the people who sell x lobby congress, thus y never happens.
    Kinda infuriating.

  • Eh, An old account
    Eh, An old account 29 дней назад

    Ruin SATs College and The College Board next

  • TecnicStudios
    TecnicStudios 29 дней назад

    I don't wanna grow up, the adult world is a shitshow

  • Yoshi Munchakoopas
    Yoshi Munchakoopas 29 дней назад

    I knew it,that’s why I don’t pay my taxes

  • Elijah Miniuk
    Elijah Miniuk Месяц назад

    Who's more evil?
    IRS or DMV

  • Dan Writ
    Dan Writ Месяц назад +1

    College humor and will turn into the news one day

  • Yianni the Minuteman
    Yianni the Minuteman Месяц назад

    I didn't know that Steve Harvey's Dad would be in this

  • Steve Giles
    Steve Giles Месяц назад

    You sound like a wuss adam. This guy is. One the biggest soy boy i ever seen.

  • sudo rm -rf /
    sudo rm -rf / Месяц назад

    Taxation is theft

  • Barry the Tone
    Barry the Tone Месяц назад +1

    I was happy when at 2:21 suddenly "Washington Post March" was playing. (I'm a band geek don't judge)

  • Daysan Macom
    Daysan Macom Месяц назад

    Since watching this video, all I have are turbo tax ads

  • acon c
    acon c Месяц назад

    Imagine if the bill passes, literally thousands would be jobless

  • Bec Randich
    Bec Randich Месяц назад

    A whole month for taxes? That's crazy!
    My taxes take like 10 minutes to do!

  • Master of the Universe
    Master of the Universe Месяц назад

    Thank god for Australia's goods and services tax
    By the way I'm Australian

  • Miguel M
    Miguel M Месяц назад

    In Japan, your employer figures out how much you have to pay and it’s deducted from your paycheck over the course of the year. Unless you have multiple sources of income, it’s not all that bad. The only thing that sucks is that because your current year’s taxes are calculated based on your previous year’s income, if you change jobs and for some reason take a lower salary, you get gouged for taxes through the year...although you’ll likely get a nice return at the end of a year.

  • Matthew
    Matthew Месяц назад

    I still dont see the issue.... Turbotax helps you do it in like 5 mins. Is there something mischievous about allowing them to do our taxes, that I missed?

  • Daniel Whyatt
    Daniel Whyatt Месяц назад

    Oh come on America, is there nothing new I won’t learn that continues to prove your nation consistently sucks.😂😂😂

  • allen hall
    allen hall Месяц назад

    As a British citizen I'm confused all my taxes are done for me and every one else in UK

  • Master of the Universe
    Master of the Universe Месяц назад

    I don't pay taxes cause I'm Australian and on disability support pension

  • Jace Beleren
    Jace Beleren Месяц назад

    So what do we do about it? The information does nothing but upset everyone if we can’t do anything about it

  • Nathaniel Watkins
    Nathaniel Watkins Месяц назад

    Hungary has Return Free Filing

  • 1anakin 20
    1anakin 20 Месяц назад

    Those Americans are crazy

  • Plays Eric
    Plays Eric Месяц назад

    Ahh yes:the reason why capitalism needs to be killed

  • Sean Gaming
    Sean Gaming Месяц назад

    Adam gives yoshi even more of a reason to commit tax evasion

  • Normal Viewer
    Normal Viewer Месяц назад

    This is America

  • Knight of Svea
    Knight of Svea Месяц назад

    So is there anything your goverment havent sold out?

  • Elizeu Angelo
    Elizeu Angelo Месяц назад

    I believe there is a much deeper truth: the government doesnt have all your information, so when you do the taxes you may provide them information they didnt had (for example a property or machine you never registered, or bitcoins, money you have stored out of the conventional financial system, etc), if they provide you the taxes you would know what information the government does have about you and it would be way easier to conceal things they dont access to. In resume: you do the taxes so you carry on the risk and burden of money laundering.

  • Rob Wilson
    Rob Wilson Месяц назад

    It's actually so much worse than this.

  • Cresheer 310
    Cresheer 310 Месяц назад

    Here in Europe we have the goverment calculate it

  • Jerrell Bevers
    Jerrell Bevers Месяц назад

    Imagine that, corporations making life in America shitty for profit. This is the best system evah!!!!

  • Dylan Sneed
    Dylan Sneed Месяц назад +1

    if the government did people's taxes, accountants wouldn't have jobs

  • The joshua Project
    The joshua Project Месяц назад

    Wouldn't a flat tax solve this mess?

    KHOTSO KHANYAPA Месяц назад

    I'm glad in SA🇿🇦 the govt does the taxes for us.

  • Escare
    Escare Месяц назад

    I just wonder why don't people just boycott using them causing them to loose money. It makes sense cause if we don't use them at all they would have to shut down sooner or later. This is why history is important kids

  • Christopher Holshu
    Christopher Holshu Месяц назад

    The government here is not for the people its for the corporations and the politicians lining their pockets with lobbiest money

  • steven bowdich
    steven bowdich Месяц назад

    the government could not do all the taxes. You'd have to make so many amendments to the return that it be much more work in the long run as well as cost more in taxes to support a system.

  • Sam Harper
    Sam Harper Месяц назад

    I'm sure the government would make it a nightmare to fix anything if they made a mistake on your taxes, and they'd count on most people never checking.

  • Nathan Drake
    Nathan Drake 2 месяца назад

    I thought turbo tax was a good thing till I saw this I already knew H&R block was a bunch of a-holes I went to them once and will never give them the pleasure of that again they don’t try and give you any deductions or help w getting out of Obamacare fees and the second time I almost used them they tried to get me to owe money but when I said screw it I went w turbo tax and got out of Obamacare by saying I couldn’t afford healthcare and got several deductions and ended up getting a few hundred back but now it turns out we can have all this done for free WTF!!

  • Yaume Lepire
    Yaume Lepire 2 месяца назад

    It always comes down to lobby.

  • Michael Nally
    Michael Nally 2 месяца назад

    Wouldn’t also if they made free filing thousands of accountants would be out of a job?

  • LGR Shadow Blade
    LGR Shadow Blade 2 месяца назад

    Basically American governments could care less about their citizens as long they get money

  • Rajeev Mangalapalli
    Rajeev Mangalapalli 2 месяца назад

    Taxation is Theft

  • Lee Olsson
    Lee Olsson 2 месяца назад

    I live in Sweden and do my taxes in about 2 minutes every year.

  • Mind YourOwn
    Mind YourOwn 2 месяца назад

    Rich people know there is an advantage to doing your own taxes. Btw it is FREE to file your taxes, learn to do it by form yourself and submit it by mail the old fashioned way! LOL You can e-file for free in some cases depending on your income or WHO you work for as some companies offer their employees/independent contractors the benefit of using e-file tax programs like Turbo Tax for free. Do your research. But truth is, it is actually far more beneficial to file your own taxes than it is to let the govt do it automatically for you. This is mostly true if you are an independent contractor, a business owner, or work in a profession that allows you write offs on taxes. Just be responsible with your taxes.

    PEPSI JAZZ 2 месяца назад

    But who would do all of your taxes? The government would have to hire hundreds, if not thousands of people to do 300 million peoples taxes in a timely manor. This saves time and money and creates an huge industry that probably pays people way better than a government salary would. Not to mention what if a government employee made a mistake? you would probably have to go through a huge process to prove that it was a mistake and that you don't owe them more than you do and or that you don't owe them extra (due to under billing). Also I wouldn't trust the government with anything important like that, it would make doing taxes that much more political. why not just make the tax code legible to humans and the whole taxing process easier to do. That would be a far less complicated process with the only issue being political corruption.

  • B Mac
    B Mac 2 месяца назад

    You can tell Adam the biggest cuck there is lol

  • 3rdworld girl
    3rdworld girl 2 месяца назад

    You have to calculate ur own taxes😓😓😓 am i glad im African.

  • stacker
    stacker 2 месяца назад

    Taxation isn't theft you fucking dipshits. You like driving to work on a smooth road right? I bet you would love to have a great education for your children too, right? The only thing that blows about taxes is the fact that its time consuming and it doesn't have to be. That is a matter of broken political systems in the US, not some theivery bullshit.

  • Nick Provencal
    Nick Provencal 2 месяца назад

    Yeah i think id rather do my own taxes instead of having the government do it for me. totally not gonna abuse that power

  • Forbeszy's Gaming & Paintball
    Forbeszy's Gaming & Paintball 2 месяца назад

    That makes me mad. So they use our money to pay the government off. F that!

  • noblelies
    noblelies 2 месяца назад

    Never really understood why the government taxes government employees. The government literally gives government employees a W-2 telling them how much they made, and then puts a gun to their head to fill out long and complicated forms for them to report back what the government told them they made. Insanity.

  • Aaron Haskell
    Aaron Haskell 2 месяца назад

    It also keeps jobs for the thousands of employees that work at H&R and turbo tax giving people homes, food, and a way to support their families.

  • Pedro Pinheiro Augusto
    Pedro Pinheiro Augusto 2 месяца назад

    In Portugal, individual taxes and expenses are allready filled in the Finances web portal. Citizens just need to validate the information and that's it. Also, Finances gives incentives to fight tax evasion, you can deduce some of the VAT of expenses like hairdressers, mechanics... And there's a lottery that gives tens of thousands of euros in bonds to invoice numbers.

  • RaidiarS015
    RaidiarS015 2 месяца назад +1

    Fucking Governments

  • jcgarvey1993
    jcgarvey1993 2 месяца назад

    The US government literally screws up every agency they manage.. why in the world would you want them to file your taxes for you? Turbo tax and h&r at the very least need to provide a good experience for the consumer so that they get your business back. It costs like $40 bucks and 20 minute to file your taxes online... You can't handle that once a year? Come on.. I would take a private company that has to provide value over the government any day.

    JULIO F 2 месяца назад

    Guao whatta mother fucker
    Turbo and hr block shit. Thieves

  • wolfpackflt670
    wolfpackflt670 2 месяца назад

    I still use my military account to file my taxes.....for free.

  • Amartya Saha
    Amartya Saha 2 месяца назад

    Seems like everything in USA is controlled by corporates.

  • Anne Grey
    Anne Grey 2 месяца назад

    I know its probably unrealistic as likely College Humour's entire team working on this is American and it'd probably just be too much work for them to accurately understand all the nuances of another country but I'd love to see them tackle things in other countries (I say this as a non-American). I just think it'd be neat to learn of all the kind of fucked up stuff around the world that we've accepted as normal.

  • Anthony Richmond
    Anthony Richmond 2 месяца назад

    This is the reason why we can't have nice things. All the time I wasted doing taxes I could have put towards studying in college i might have actually done something with my life

  • Christian Moore
    Christian Moore 2 месяца назад

    The thing is, the lack of return free filing is one of the last things making a return of financial privacy possible in the future.