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A Thought about the Internal Revenue Code

"The first 9 pages of the Internal Revenue Code define income; the remaining 1,100 pages spin the web of exceptions and preferences."

~ Warren G. Magnuson

Source: page 63, "As Certain as Death: Quotations About Taxes," 2010, compiled by Jeffrey L. Yablon, TaxAnalysts.com (this is a new link for the collection, but publisher's identify shown on the first of the unnumbered pages; the link I had been using produced a 'page not found' message).

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Warren G. Magnuson (April 12, 1905 – May 20, 1989), lawyer and Democratic politician. He served in both the House of Representatives (1937–1944) and the U.S. Senate (1944–1981) from Washington. " according to WikiPedia.

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