“Over the last decade the IRS has spent nearly $20 billion on information technology,” Boustany said in a statement. “Taxpayers deserve to know if they are getting their money’s worth.
“Congressmen Question IRS Technology Budget”, AccountingToday, July 17, 2012
$20 billion spent on information technology, and the system is still limited to the US, with Americans abroad still being unable to type their foreign address into digital tax forms like Free File Fillable Forms:
If $20 billion can’t buy something as simple and logical as the ability to enter a foreign country into an information system, then citizenship-based taxation is clearly not worth the money wasted. The address is the most basic element of a tax system, with a citizenship-based tax system on worldwide income requiring the entry of foreign addresses. The inability to enter a foreign address in a tax system demonstrates that the tax system is not citizenship-based, since it is not designed for all citizens.