Taxes are pretty easy to complain about. After all, it's someone taking your money, right? Not really. Your tax dollars fund all sorts of important services including police and fire departments, road repair, our military, education programs, and much more. (No, we're not politicians.) While you can't avoid paying all taxes, it's possible you could be paying a lot less. Understand how the system works and do a little planning to (hopefully) have more money for your personal goals and priorities.