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01 July 2011

For a Fourth of July challenge, how many pages does it take for the CCH Standard Tax Reporter to fully document the U.S. tax code as it stands in 2011?

If you answered 72,536, you're right. Note that we didn't say "you win"!...

Number of Pages of CCH Standard Tax Reporter Needed to Document the U.S. Tax Code in 2011

Believe it or not, that's within 38 pages of the number of pages we predicted that the CCH Standard Tax Reporter would be this year, back in March 2010! With that being the case, we'll re-present our tool for predicting the effective size of the U.S. tax code to give you a heads up for what to expect next year....

Year in Which to Estimate or Project Tax Code Complexity
Input Data Values

Number of Pages Required To Record U.S. Federal Tax Code
Calculated Results Values
Estimated Number of Pages

As for why this might be relevant on the Fourth of July, see here. Have a great Fourth!

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