Some Taxing Information

 

 


The Gettysburg address is 269 words, the Declaration of Independence
is 1,337 words, and the Holy Bible is only 773,000 [I don't know what
version the author was referring to] words. However, the tax law has
grown from 11,400 words in 1913, to 7 million words today.
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There are at least 480 different tax forms, each with many pages of
instructions.
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Even the easiest form, the1040E has 33 pages in instructions, and
all in fine print.
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The IRS sends out 8 billion pages of forms and instructions each
year. Laid end to end, they would stretch 28 times around the earth.
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Nearly 300,000 trees are cut down yearly to produce the paper for all
the IRS forms and instructions.
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American taxpayers spend $200 billion and 5.4 billion hours working
to comply with federal taxes each year, more than it takes to produce
every car, truck, and van in the United States.
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The IRS employs 114,000 people; that's twice as many as the CIA and
five times more than the FBI.
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60% of taxpayers must hire a professional to get through their own
return.
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Taxes eat up 38.2% of the average family's income; that's more than
for food, clothing and shelter combined.