When I got my current gig at modl.ai I moved from Berlin, DE to Copenhagen, DK. I also got serious about paying into a pension plan. So my taxes are a mess, and I felt like I was using a box of crayons on a blank piece of paper when I had to estimate them from scratch for 2023.
This faint brush with All Inventions’ mom got me thinking:
“Tax laws are closed systems“, a younger, idiot-version of me at some point thought. “To build a model that accounts for 80% of the important stuff—how hard could that be?” the absolute idiot summized to himself and his future self’s dismay. How hard?
Dear reader: Pretty hard