The U.S. tax code has slowly been turned into a temporary patchwork of provisions that must be...

|By:, SA News Editor

The U.S. tax code has slowly been turned into a temporary patchwork of provisions that must be tweaked every year or two, John McKinnon writes, depriving individuals and businesses the predictability needed for long-range planning. Now, the tax-cut deal could turn the whole income-tax system into something of a temporary structure.