Tax legislation is certainly complex. But, in reality, tax legislation is only about a million words in total. That’s about the length of seven novels. It would be manageable it that was all we had to consider. But tax law includes a lot more than just the legislation. A tax professional must have an understanding of a wider body of law that includes incorporating the details of a multitude of tax court cases and treasury regulations that increase the knowledge requirement exponentially. This body of tax law expands and changes every month.
On top of that, a practical know-how in dealing with evolving tax agency procedures, technology, software and security measures is essential to effective tax practice.
So, yes, taxes are complicated.