Apparently, there's a good reason the regular 1040 is referred to as the "long" form -- it takes the average taxpayer more than a full day to prepare the form with three common schedules, according to an annual study of tax complexity.
Americans spent roughly 6.6 billion hours preparing their taxes this year, and more and more of them are using paid preparers, according to the National Taxpayers Union.
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