Andrew L. Grossman wrote in the Slate article Is the Tax Code Really 70,000 Pages Long? :
American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report has reported that the tax code is 70,000 pages long.* The New York Times thinks so too. A Google search will find this number repeated again and again in the popular press. I have never seen a book that is 70,000 pages long, and I seriously doubt that such a book exists. So please be assured that the tax code is not 70,000 pages long.
I’d estimate that the old law takes up about 800 pages. So let’s say the tax code is about 2,600 pages long.
Is 2,600 really a more accurate number when it comes to speaking about the size of the US tax code?