Complex U.S. tax code spawns an industry

March 22, 2013

More than a million tax preparers now make their living navigating a complex U.S. tax code.


Up to 1.2 million tax preparers make a living deciphering the labyrinth U.S.  tax code for taxpayers. We have more professional tax preparers in the United States than law enforcement officers (765,000) and professional firefighters (310,400) combined.

Watch the video for more – and see what’s happened to the size of the federal tax code. Then give us your views below: are taxes too complex to be fair? Or are we all special interests getting special breaks? Chime in!