In this case, “comprehensive reform” means federal regulation of tax preparers and tax preparation software purveyors. Because federal regulation always makes everything work better, right? You're talking about the IRS, a government agency that can't even ensure the accuracy of the advice it gives to taxpayers. Yet giving them the power to regulate every tax return preparer and tax preparation software purveyor is going to, in the words of the people proposing this reform, “protect taxpayers and ensure a fairer and more efficient tax system?"
As I have said before, if preparing tax returns is too complicated, the fix is to simplify the tax code.
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