Cantor Calls Tax Code Confusing — So Confusing, W-2 Talk Needs WD-40

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Captiol Hill.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the tax code is confusing.

It’s apparently so confusing that he flubbed it.

In excerpts of a speech he’ll give tomorrow that his office circulated, Cantor plans to say: “Just filling out a W-2 at a new job is confusing. You shouldn’t need a worksheet to know how many dependents you have.”

Compelling, right?

Except that the form new employees fill out is the W-4.

The W-2 is the annual wage report that’s filled out by employers and sent to workers.

Cantor, a Virginia Republican, should know his tax forms. He’s a former businessman who served on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee until he entered leadership.

Then again, maybe Cantor just proved his own point about complexity.

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