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Author Compares American Tax System To Other Countries


Happy Tax Day!  Is that an appropriate greeting?  We got extra time past the usual April 15th deadline, but tonight is the night our tax returns must be filed.

T.R. Reid is a journalist and author well-known to NPR audiences. 

He compares the American tax system to those of other countries in his newest book, A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System

In general, he finds we PAY less than people in other countries, but our system is much more complicated.  The author visits with the highlights of his findings.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.