Tax Code Contains 8 Million Words

The US federal tax code and associated regulations contain 8 million words, according to Rich Karlgaard at

If you own a small business and you've been paying attention lately, it won't surprise you to learn this mind-boggling figure continues to grow each year.

While I try to wrap my mind around the concept of 8 million words devoted to taxes, take time to read Karlgaard's article, America's 12-Step Program. Unlike the tax code, it's short, succinct and right on target.

Meanwhile, if you're seeking practical strategies for using fewer words and greater clarity to write about taxes, finance and business, check out the before-and-after articles, The Role of Finance and The Language of Business.


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