Rumsfeld: ‘I Have Absolutely No Idea…Whether [My] Tax Payments Are Accurate’
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 15, 2014
The man who was supposedly responsible for military precision during two wars started on his Defense Secretary watch can’t seem to get it together year after year at tax time. It’s just “so complicated.”
Rumsfeld published his newest letter on his Twitter page Tuesday.
“I have sent in our federal income tax and our gift tax returns for 2013,” Rumsfeld wrote. “As in prior years, it is important for you to know that I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate.”
In his letter, Rumsfeld attributed his ignorance of whether he paid his taxes properly to the complexity of the tax code.
“The tax code is so complex and the forms are so complicated, that I know I cannot have any confidence that I know what is being requested and therefore I cannot and do not know, and I suspect a great many Americans cannot know, whether or not their tax returns are accurate,” Rumsfeld wrote.