Nine out of ten Americans will find credits, deductions and exemptions on their tax forms so confusing and difficult they hire someone to fill out their forms.
Now, key lawmakers are talking about making the tax code simpler and fairer.
There is a lot of political support for simplifying the tax code, but in an era of divided government it is unclear whether President Obama has the ability to get it done.
The tax code is 3.8 million works long and growing. The tax codes is also 10 times the size of the Bible.