What really gets me is all the politicians, particularly Republicans but Democrats too, who pontificate about the need for a simpler tax system. When they're given a good idea which would ease the paperwork burden, be optional for the taxpayer, and save money, they allow the lobbying of special interests (i.e., Intuit) to kill the proposal. See today's NYTimes--Mr. Manjoo picks up an idea Propublica.org has pushed for some time now (having IRS set up taxpayer accounts with the 1099/W2 data preloaded).
And don't get me started on the idea of cutting the appropriations for IRS. Don't go there.