Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Accountants' Full-Employment Tax Code

From Don't Mess With Taxes: Above is a graphic showing the number of pages in the tax code from its inception in 1913, when the code contained 400 pages. That number held pretty steady until 1945, when it ballooned to 8,200 pages. The code hit 14,000 pages by 1954 and there was no stopping it. So far this year, we're up to 67,506 pages of tax law.

HT: Ben Cunningham


At 4/17/2008 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's incredible.

I recently finished reading a book on the FairTax. I'm interested in hearing your take on it.

At 4/22/2008 9:54 AM, Blogger WIP said...

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At 4/22/2008 10:03 AM, Blogger WIP said...

I would like to see a comparison chart that includes the number of pages, GDP, number of IRS employees, number of tax returns filed (all tax entities), etc.

We could really have some fun with this one. It seems kind of boring to just throw in the number of pages in the tax code.

At 5/07/2008 10:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Good articles , you make some interesting points .

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