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Read Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's 'Annual Letter' to the IRS

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"I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate."

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld discusses preparations for possible war with Iraq during a news conference at the Pentagon Tuesday, March. 11, 2003. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 81, apparently sends a letter to the IRS every year asking the agency to simplify the tax code because “I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate.”

Rumsfeld claims the current U.S. tax code is “so complex and the forms are so complicated” that he — and likely many other Americans — can never be sure everything in the returns are accurate.

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