Tax Code - How Big

Internal Revenue Code (IRC) was 26,300 pages in 1984.  As of April, 2106 it is 74,608 pages... and if ever tried to read it you would know why they call it code!
There were approximately 4,430 changes to the tax code from 2001 through 2010, an average of more than one a day, including an estimated 579 changes in 2010 alone.