This is ridiculous!
For the first time in 47 years, I had my US Income taxes done by someone else. This was because I had a major capital gain in the sale of some property, retired, and had some very significant medical expenses, etc. I wanted to be sure I got every legitimate deduction I could.
It appears that the well-rated tax preparer (no, not one of the chains) did a great job. But, I just got the return back and have just finished counting the number of pages that had to be completed.
35 (thirty-five) separate returns and worksheets! Thirty-five. And several of these were quite complicated and it would have taken me hours to figure them out.
So, my $300 was well spent, but goodness - 35 pages?
We really need to reform the US Tax Code.