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The filing of individual returns through the Modernized e-File Project is not scheduled to begin until Although the number of returns filed using the Program declined annually, we found the percentage of eligible taxpayers who chose to use TeleFile remained relatively constant from to However, we believe the net effect of these errors was an overstatement of the cost differences in the three processing methods.
However, we determined the information the IRS used to support its decision contained errors and was incomplete. Some of 1040ea decline in TeleFile usage can be attributed to the advent of the Internet and other electronic filing alternatives such as Free File. Tac asked for the basis for its decision, the IRS continually emphasized the cost of the Program and the related decline in participation.
Craft Shows, Trade Shows, Etc. Another impact of eliminating TeleFile was that 48 percenttaxpayers of the approximately 2 million former TeleFilers reverted to filing a paper tax return.
These laws created new deductions and credits that could not be claimed on Form EZ. March – IRS study indicated the main reason taxpayers chose to TeleFile was the simplicity of filing via the telephone.
Interviewed IRS personnel and researched the IRS web site to determine how the IRS publicized the elimination of the TeleFile Program and other available alternatives for filing a tax return to minimize the number of taxpayers filing paper returns in The Program was promoted as the most convenient, quickest, and simplest way to file a Federal tax return.
Therefore, to estimate the number of taxpayers who would have been eligible to use TeleFile in if the Program had continued and determine how these taxpayers filed their tax returns, we analyzed a sample of our population. Calendar Year Filing from home began with the U. Bolklet, the individual tax returns would not have been affected by the Modernized e-File Project until at least 4 years after the TeleFile Program was discontinued.
While the IRS must continue to become as efficient as possible, it is imperative that decisions regarding its customer service and return processing programs include an accurate and timely evaluation kanwas the costs and the benefits of those programs.
However, elimination of the TeleFile Program has also been a factor in the reduced rate of growth. The growth in these other methods likely contributed to overcoming both the elimination of TeleFile and the unexpected decrease in Booklet File. Year of birth is prior to Former TeleFile users would encounter the following restrictions or conditions if they tried to obtain free assistance from these programs:.
This estimate is most likely understated because the number of new filers could increase annually. Visited three public libraries of varying size and location in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area to determine what taxpayers would have to do to file their tax returns from a public library.
The IRS was reluctant to expand the TeleFile Program based on its estimates that the costs to process TeleFile nooklet significantly exceeding boolket costs for processing paper and electronically filed returns.
Individual Income Tax Forms
The participation rate was 21 percent 5. Taxpayers generally preferred a new 8-page design vs. The IRS collected annual operating cost data in addition to the cost-per-return bookleg. The ETA needed more information before a decision was made.
Hiring a Tax Preparer Learn about the new requirements on tax preparers and facilitators in Connecticut. We extracted TY tax return data for all taxpayers who used the TeleFile Program to file their tax returns.
Value other than zero in the Earned Income Tax Credit Recertification Eligibility Indicator indicating the taxpayer is not eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit because it was denied during an audit. Please contact me at if you have questions or Michael E. Gathered the volume of returns filed using the TeleFile Program in the through Filing Seasons, along with the volume of Forms EZ filed on paper and electronically during the same period.
A detailed timeline is included in Appendix VII. Foem of estimate for amount paid by taxpayers who used a paid preparer. See Appendix V for the specific requirements to use TeleFile. The IRS was concerned a significant number of these taxpayers would file a paper tax return.
Kansas Department of Revenue – Division of Taxation – Individual Income Tax Forms
Former TeleFile users must now choose among the remaining return preparation and filing methods. The participation rate was 22 percent 3. We determined in 80 20 percent of the cases the taxpayer would have been eligible to use TeleFile and incurred some cost to file their returns.
The decision to discontinue the TeleFile Program followed a recommendation made by the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee ETAACwhich consists of ksnsas selected by the IRS to represent a broad spectrum of the private sector including tax preparers, tax software developers, payroll companies, financial institutions, small businesses, State Governments, and taxpayers.
Errors on tax returns increase the burden on taxpayers, who have to twx to from notices, and the IRS, which has to resolve the errors. The IRS is scheduled to start development and implementation of the Form on the Modernized e-File platform, which is expected to take 2 years. Number of returns filed using TeleFile.
According to the Federation of Tax Administrators,  the elimination of vooklet Federal TeleFile Program had a pronounced effect on the State telefile programs, suggesting that taxpayers did not differentiate well between Federal bookket State telefile programs. This is a credit for health insurance costs of individuals receiving a trade readjustment allowance or a benefit from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Major contributors to the report are listed in Appendix II.
A taxpayer must first have received a TeleFile tax package and then must have met the qualification requirements found in that package. TeleFile usage increased 27 percent to approximately 5. Beginning with TY tax returns, taxpayers who moved after receiving their TeleFile tax packages were eligible to use the TeleFile system if they had their refunds directly deposited in their savings or checking accounts.
Direct bookoet for TeleFile was established. TeleFile usage 1040ezz 5. November – The IRS Oversight Board reported that TeleFile would continue to provide valuable access to an electronic medium for taxpayers with simple tax returns.
The taxpayer could have filed using a paid preparer, filed online using software, or used software to prepare a paper return. The participation rate was 25 percent 4.