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Calendar Year Approximatelypeople filed during the second year of the test boooklet Ohio. The IRS believes it acted appropriately in choosing to end the TeleFile Program when it did and elimination of the Program is 10400ez to have any long-term, negative consequences to achievement of its electronic filing goals. Many taxpayers are either ineligible for or unable to conveniently access one or more of the free options, and they now incur costs for return preparation and filing.

Individual Income Tax Forms

However, the cost estimates in these studies were incomplete and contained critical errors that affected their accuracy. The IRS was concerned about taxpayers who had used TeleFile in the past but who do not have their own Internet access. The computations in this appendix may not be able to be replicated due to rounding. The IRS estimated it increased the number of packages mailed out by 2. Of those taxpayers who would have remained eligible to use TeleFile, 29 percent 80 of of the taxpayers in our sample incurred a cost to file their tax returns in Discontinuing the TeleFile Program ended a free and simple electronic filing method for millions of taxpayers.

Interviewed IRS management to determine the process used to make the decision to eliminate the Program. To estimate the cost that these taxpayers incurred, we multiplied our estimate and variance by the cost of using tax software.

We analyzed a statistical sample of taxpayers who used the TeleFile Program in to determine how they were affected by the elimination of the Program. TeleFile usage declined 8. Therefore, we used data found on the Integrated Data Retrieval System to determine if each of the taxpayers sampled would have met the remaining eligibility requirements that could not be validated using the extracted data.


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It also identified the tax return filing alternatives available to TeleFile users. The IRS also indicated declining participation, a reduction in the number of State telefile programs, and the emergence of other electronic filing methods played a role in its decision.

Eliminating TeleFile Increased the Cost and Burden of Filing a Tax Return for Many Taxpayers

The Boollet updated the cost estimates in this study sometime in or Tax Systems Modernization began. The participation rate was 12 percent 2. Taxpayers who received a TeleFile tax package 206 have met the following requirements to qualify to use the TeleFile Program to file their TY tax returns filed in However, an IRS study of TeleFile users indicated taxpayers who chose to use the Program were extremely loyal and repeat users.

This appendix presents detailed information on the methodology used to estimate the number of former TeleFile Program users who paid to file their Calendar Year [28] tax returns. We were unable to determine the number of taxpayers kasnas for the TeleFile Program for the and Filing Seasons because estimates for these years were not available. The TeleFile Program allowed taxpayers meeting certain 10040ez to file their tax returns using the keypads on their telephones. However, we determined the information the IRS used to support its decision contained errors and was incomplete.

Bookler estimate does not include those taxpayers who would have been able to use the Program for the first time. From tothe number of taxpayers who used TeleFile declined by nearly 45 percent, from approximately 6 million to approximately 3. Year of birth is prior to June – The ETAAC recommended the TeleFile Program be phased out and TeleFile taxpayers be encouraged to file using low- or no-cost private online tax preparation and electronic filing services, tax practitioners, existing IRS walk-in sites, or volunteer tax gorm services.

TeleFile represented almost 5 percent of all electronic returns filed inthe last year for the telephone filing system. Is a nonresident alien. Taxpayers responded that the worst thing about TeleFile was not getting a TeleFile tax package when you wanted to use it.


The IRS also considered the use of a telephone to file tax returns obsolete because of the widespread use of computers and the Internet. Selected a judgmental sample of 4 of the 31 State Departments of Revenue that have or have had a telefile program in the past to determine their experiences with the telefile program. Recognizing this, our projections are based on the assumption that 90 percent of the taxpayers who filed their tax returns online paid for the software and a filing fee.

It based the decision to eliminate the TeleFile Program on cost studies conducted between and Number of TeleFile tax packages mailed. July – The electronic filing Taxpayer Satisfaction Study reported: See Appendix V for the specific requirements to use TeleFile.

Kansas Department of Revenue – Division of Taxation – Individual Income Tax Forms

However, taxpayers wanting to claim the deduction kxnsas credit were required to file a Form or Form A; therefore, they were no longer eligible to use the TeleFile Program. Some taxpayers would have chosen to leave the TeleFile Program on their own.

Appendix VI provides a description of the specific legislation and related credits and deductions. Real Estate Conveyance Research Library. The number of Forms EZ filed declined by 7. The TeleFile Program began to offer Spanish voice prompts. Inmore than 90 11040ez of TeleFile users indicated hooklet were very satisfied with the Program.

Based on the tax return data extracted, we ended with a population of 2, records by eliminatingrecords that would not have been eligible to use TeleFile inif the Program had continued.

November – The IRS Oversight Board reported that TeleFile would continue to provide valuable access to an electronic medium for taxpayers with simple tax returns.

Determined the history of the TeleFile Program and created a timeline outlining the major events. The primary reason given was the cost of the Program.