In the comments to this blog post, which quotes a New York Times story (or is it an editorial?) about the IRS being faced with the task of implementing the extensive tax legislation that appears to be about to become law. Despite the suggestion by the author of the Times’ story, processing tax returns for the prior year while implementing legislation effective in the current year shouldn’t be an overwhelming task for the IRS. They do it just about every year. Not only that, but I’m pretty sure that the people at the IRS who process tax returns are not the same people who revise the regulations and publications.
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