I disagree they are 'THE' tax experts thats what they get paid for. And no the OP shouldn't have know something was up he not a tax expert 'HE' DOESN'T get paid to do it.
'we' have a responsibility to ourselves to stay informed about the issues that directly impact our lives.
This idea that we can just plod through life and rely on the gov't to look after us and get it right all the time is crap and hopelessly naive, not mention an intrinsic part of the wider problem that we have with benefits etc.
Ooow I get it now .................... what do you do for a living?
Next you'll be telling us we have to check over the work that the plumber or the electrician has done BOLLOX, we employ experts to do work that we have insufficient knowledge of, unfortunately the IRS have the monopoly on tax system and its them who set/make the rules.
"just plod through life and rely on the gov't to look after us"
I dont expect the gov't to look after me/us I expect the gov't to guide us.
BTW I work for a living AND Ive never been on benefits before you ask.
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