Did you know that there are around 600 tax forms in USA alone, ranging from deductions for buying electric cars to Indian employment credits. Taxes are basically the price we pay for Government. It's a complex system of legislation and regulation and it's getting increasingly difficult to navigate.
The total volume of Federal tax laws and regulations now runs over 70,000 pages and it is getting more complex every year as the Congress is passing more laws and the Treasury Department is issuing more tax regulations.
However, the Government doesn't tax only income, the burden of compliance is a tax in itself. It has become so difficult that most Americans have given up and hired professionals to help them pay the Government.