A Message from the Chair of the NYU Tax Controversy Forum

By Bryan C. Skarlatos
Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure
August - September 2016 Edition

The tax law is famously complex. When asked how many pages are in the current version of Treasury Regulations, a former senior IRS official once responded that it could not be determined because the tax law changed so frequently. One of the anomalies of our self-assessment system is that every citizen and resident is responsible for understanding and implementing this extremely complex law when they file their tax returns each year.