As almost everyone realizes, the Internal Revenue Code is so complicated that even tax professionals can’t be sure of what it says.
The problem that this creates for taxpayers is worsened by the fact that the 1040 forms that the Internal Revenue Stealers plan to mail out soon don’t reflect recent tax changes, according to The Washington Post.
That’s because, in the battle of arrogance between Congress, which moves at its own pace, and the IRS, which maintains its bureaucratic schedule, the taxpayers lose. Congress didn’t bother to finalize its tax changes in time to meet the IRS’s printing deadline, and the IRS didn’t bother to revise its printing deadline in order to incorporate the changes in its tax forms.
Franz Kafka would be inspired.