...in 2009, nearly 90 percent of taxpayers used either paid preparers or commercial software.
It is pretty clear that nearly all of us either need help doing our returns or think we do. ... “It is too complex and too fear-inducing,” TPC’s Elaine Maag concludes.
That's not to mention the industry of people and companies that have popped up to leech off of the complexity of the tax structure.
It doesn't need to be that complicated. But I hold out no hope that it'll ever change.