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.”
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.