National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her latest report to Congress, again stressing the need for legislators to make simplification of the tax system a reality.
"Our tax code has grown so complex that it creates opportunities for taxpayers to make inadvertent mistakes as well as to game the system," Olson writes. "As taxpayers become confused and make mistakes, or deliberately push the envelope, the Internal Revenue Service understandably responds with increased enforcement actions ... In short, complexity begets more complexity."
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