Time magazine reported this week that the estimated tax gap - the amount of money the IRS fails to collect due to misfiling or tax cheaters - is an estimated $600 billion.
The fact that this money goes uncollected ultimately increases the tax rates and the amount of money that you and I pay.
An article from the 2002 study by the Government Accountability Office showed that "fifty-six percent of [tax] returns prepared by a paid preparer had errors in comparison to only forty-seven percent prepared by the taxpayer." In short, over 50 percent of tax returns being filed in the 2002 study were wrong and we "only" had 53,280 pages of tax code back then. Fast forward to 2012 and the code has grown to over 73,000 pages. That's taxation without comprehension and it is only expanding the tax gap.