Share

Gainesville Florida Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Complexity of the IRS Tax Code

There may be nothing more mind boggling when it comes to U.S. government documents than the tax code. There were 73,608 pages of federal tax rules in 2012. By comparison, the first federal income tax code back in 1913 was 27 pages.

While the number of pages is significant, the number of changes is even more complex. According to reports there have been approximately 4,680 changes to the tax code since 2001, an average of more than one a day. And that does not include the 154 pages of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that was enacted on January 2, 2013.

And since tax reform in 1986, Congress has passed 14,400 amendments to the tax code. That's an average of 2.9 changes for every single working day for the last 19 years.

There are a lot more staggering numbers related to the tax code, and all those numbers mean lots of changes – far too many changes for anyone who is not an expert to understand. So it takes two professionals to guide the average family through these changes – a qualified CPA and a legal expert in estate planning. Don’t assume you can go it alone.


Archived Posts

2019
2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2013



The Law Office of Sam W. Boone, Jr. assists in Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding counties.

*The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.*

* I have read and accept the disclaimer **


The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Additionally, the comments, statements and articles contained herein are general in nature and should not be relied upon as a basis for any legal opinion, action or conclusion on the part of the reader with respect to any particular set of facts or circumstances.

© Sam W. Boone, Jr., P.A. | Disclaimer | Law Firm Website Design by Zola Creative



© 2019 Sam W. Boone, Jr., P.A. | Disclaimer
4545 NW 8th Avenue, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32605
| Phone: 352-374-8308

Estate Planning | Advanced Estate Planning | Elder Law | Special Needs Planning | Probate / Estate Administration | Asset Protection | Guardianships | Pet Trusts | Planificación de Bienes | Planificación Avanzada de Propiedad | Reviews | About Us | Resources

Attorney Web Design by
Amicus Creative