While the current crop of 2008 presidential candidates continues to stake out positions on the Iraq war, health care and the economy, only a few have shown much interest in a key issue of concern to most tax professionals - reform of the nation's overly cumbersome tax system.

While that could change as more middle-income Americans find themselves ambushed by the alternative minimum tax, right now it's the fringe candidates who are making tax reform a centerpiece of their campaigns.

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