Donald Rumsfeld Sends Annual Letter to the IRS… and it’s Awesome!

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The former two-time Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, thinks the American Tax Code is way too complex, and he’s not afraid to tell the IRS about it.

Every year (seriously, Google it, he’s been doing this for years), Rumsfeld sends the IRS a letter along with his taxes, to complain about the complexity of it all. More than anything, Rumsfeld explains, he just doesn’t have any confidence that he’s completed his taxes properly or that he’s abiding by the law. Even worse, Rusmfeld says he is willing and able to pay his fair share… but he’s just not sure that it’s actually happening.

The problem, as Rumsfeld sees it, is that the tax code is simply too complex for the average person to understand. In fact, he seems fairly sure that even the most intelligent of Americans likely have a difficult time knowing for sure that they’ve done everything just the way they should when it comes to “doing” their taxes.

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Read on and enjoy the hilarious, but not so funny, letter from Secretary Rumsfeld.

Here are a few of his previous letters:

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2015 –

2014 –

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

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