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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson is shown. The nation's tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements -- the equivalent of 3 million people working full-time, year-round. A report by Olson says: "The existing tax code makes compliance difficult, requiring taxpayers to devote excessive time to preparing and filing their returns," (AP Photo/Christopher Germano, IRS)

Watchdog says tax law too complex for most filers

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements. That's the equivalent of 3 million people working full-time, year-round.

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