Donald Rumsfeld, the man formerly in charge of America's post-9/11 defense program, isn't sure if he filed his taxes correctly this year.
The former two-time defense secretary took to Twitter on Tuesday to air his frustrations in his annual Tax Day letter to the Internal Revenue Service.
In his sharply worded note, Rumsfeld points out that despite he and his wife being college graduates, the complexity of the tax code is over their heads.
"The tax code is so complex and the forms so complicated, that I know that 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," he states in the letter.He goes on to say has no confidence in filing his own taxes and "spent more money than I wanted to spend to hire an accounting firm." Here's the full letter:
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 15, 2014
According to the results of a 2014 Gallup poll released just ahead of the filing deadline, 52 percent of Americans said "the amount they have to pay in federal income tax is 'too high,'" 42 percent said it was about right, and 3 percent said it was too low.