Intentional disregard of the law is the primary contributor to the tax collection gap experienced by the IRS, according to nearly half the CPAs surveyed in an online poll by the AICPA.

While 48.4 percent of the 1,290 respondents to the survey blamed scofflaws, 28.1 percent believed it was the complexity of the tax laws or constant changes in those laws that were the primary contributors. Another 1.3 percent attributed the gap to honest errors and mistakes.

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