An Inconvenient Tax sheds light on one of America’s messiest problems — a fundamentally broken tax code that affects every part of people’s lives. With the U.S. Congress making over 16,000 changes to the tax code in the last two decades alone, many Americans want something better, but few know where to start. This feature-length documentary film reveals the many ways Congress uses the tax code to achieve political goals that have nothing to do with raising revenue. It also tackles the controversial issue of tax reform through a non-partisan presentation of U.S. tax history and current proposals to fix the code. In a time when America faces fiscal crisis, An Inconvenient Tax brings a crucial exploration of the tax code to the big screen.
The American income tax has been pivotal through wars, economic booms, and some of the most significant presidencies in U.S. history. To help crack the mysteries of this tax, the country’s top economic experts, commentators, and political voices discuss not only the problems America faces in the tax code, but also give valuable insights on how to move forward.