From Jonathan Hoenig:

As it currently stands, the tax system, all three million words — is virtually impenetrable without professional assistance, precisely the reason Americans spend 6.6 billion hours, and $200 billion, on tax compliance, simply figuring out how much tax they actually owe. Consider that the market capitalization of General Electric is also around $200 billion, meaning that the expense of paying taxes, not even the taxes themselves, amounts to the value of one of the world’s largest companies…year after year after year.

Oh taxes.