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Could there be a simpler, faster way to file taxes? The Atlantic's Derek Thompson explains.(AgriLife Today/Flickr Creative Commons)
Could there be a simpler, faster way to file taxes? The Atlantic's Derek Thompson explains.(AgriLife Today/Flickr Creative Commons)
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Tax Day is looming on April 18 and Americans collectively spend hundreds of millions of hours preparing their taxes.

But there may be a less time-consuming option: the government could do it instead. It's done in Finland and Norway, and as Derek Thompson writes in The Atlantic, the system could work in the U.S.

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This segment aired on April 4, 2016.

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