No More IRS Forms in the Mail

No More IRS Forms in the Mail

Summary: According to our reliable buddies at the Washington Post, the Internal Revenue Service is going to stop sending instructions and paper forms automatically to taxpayers. You'll have to download a PDF or go to your local IRS office, Post Office, (or some public libraries) if you want an IRS tax form. About 11.5 million people received printed forms in the mail in 2009, so this move will save the IRS about $10 million clams.

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According to our reliable buddies at the Washington Post, the Internal Revenue Service is going to stop sending instructions and paper forms automatically to taxpayers. You'll have to download a PDF or go to your local IRS office, Post Office, (or some public libraries) if you want an IRS tax form. About 11.5 million people received printed forms in the mail in 2009, so this move will save the IRS about $10 million clams.

Seems like a logical move to Doc, given that in 2009 more than 96 million people filed electronically and only 20 million filed on paper. And that amount is dropping each year.

It is a bit ironic, though, that at the same time the IRS was announcing this efficiency move, the United States Postal Service is crying the blues due to a drop in mail volume and increased costs. What one hand of the government giveth the other hand taketh away.

Topics: Government US, Banking, Government

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  • RE: No More IRS Forms in the Mail

    But...getting that big 1040 package in the mail has always been the in-my-face, on-my-desk reminder to go online and do my taxes. How will I remember now?
    frank.johnson@...
  • RE: No More IRS Forms in the Mail

    No one should be force to use a computer. It should be their choice.
    hamster.jamie@...
  • RE: No More IRS Forms in the Mail

    The Washington Post is one of the best online news sources
    cybursoft
    • RE: No More IRS Forms in the Mail

      @cybursoft ... lol.

      In fact, I just curry-combed the www.irs.gov website and I see zilch about this. I think Doc needs to recheck his sources...
      SpankyFrost
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