How many combined pages are the current federal tax code and regulations?
The federal tax code is about 6,000 pages. This includes supplementary materials that do not have the force of law (such as indexes and records of some repealed provisions), but these materials are often needed to understand the law. In addition, current federal tax regulations are about 15,000 pages. Thus, the combined total of tax code and regulations is about 21,000 pages. People often said that the tax code is more than 70,000 pages, but this figure actually applies to the "cumulative, comprehensive, running record of all changes and additions to federal tax laws" since 1913.