You can simplify it even further by looking at countries, like Sweden. In Sweden, everyone has a tax account. Every year they get their taxes already prefilled in by the government, then they pay through their account. No one needs to go anywhere to "get their taxes done". Their system is not complicated, so you can easily see what is owed. The only extra work that may happen, is if you have an appeal. Most times, you get the taxes, look it over, and pay money from your account. Easy!