A friend of mine told me the other day how he’d hired H&R Block to do his 2012 tax returns. He is a regular W2 employee, married, and owns a house. No Schedule C, no rental property, no kids, and nothing else that would seem complicated.
“Every previous year I’ve done my own taxes, but the regulations and laws have gotten so complex that it is now finally beyond my comprehension so I’m paying about $600 to H&R Block. There is no way that I could conceivably keep up with all of the changes that Congress and the IRS make from year to year.”
What’s my friend’s job? He’s an attorney working for the federal government.