E-FILING TAX RETURNS: Penalty Authority and Digitizing More Paper Return Data Could Increase Benefits

White, James R.
October 2011
GAO Reports;10/5/2011, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article presents the October 2011 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on electronic-filing (e-filing) individual tax returns in the country. The report highlights the country's Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) e-file mandate, its implementation, and the benefits of filing tax returns electronically. It also explores e-file rates and the experiences of tax preparers on the mandate, IRS's options for data digitalization, and data processing and e-file planning.


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