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IRS can expand and improve computer processing of information returns report by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Internal Revenue Service,
  • Tax returns -- United States -- Data processing

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Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. ;
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14897305M

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  The official mobile app of the IRS Learn more To help people who don’t normally file taxes because they receive little or no income, #IRS has set Nov. 10 as ‘National EIP Registration Day.’   As described in our forthcoming report on IRS’ computer capabilities for matching information returns to tax returns, IRS also has opportunities to improve the computerized processing of information returns and its overall computer productivity. During an IRS team made a   This section includes information to provide customers when they want information about creating substitute forms that can be sent to the IRS, SSA, and the recipients/employees. Substitute forms for certain information returns must comply with rules set forth in Publication , General Rules and Specifications for Substitute Forms ,   The IRS requires amended tax returns to be paper-filed. When an amended tax return is received at an IRS tax processing site, it is routed for manual processing to either the IRS’s Submission Processing function or the Accounts Management function depending on the specific items being amended on the ://

This new capability offers the IRS many opportunities in the future to expand its use of upfront matching as an audit alternative. This has practical implications for taxpayers. For example, in , the IRS received about million tax returns and more than billion information statements (Forms W-2, Forms , etc).   First, while focusing efforts on the returns of products and their processing, competitive decision and information strategies can be set up which, at various levels, will contribute to a better performance of current activities in the supply chain, concentrated until now primarily on the distribution of   Background. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform Act of (RRA 98) [1] required that electronic filing (e-filing) be the preferred and most convenient method of filing Federal tax and information returns. [2] The Act also established a goal that the IRS have at least 80 percent of all tax returns, individual and business, electronically filed (e-filed) by Calendar The filing season continues to go well in terms of tax return processing and the operation of our information technology systems. As of Ma the IRS received more than 84 million individual returns, and we have issued more than 65 million refunds for more than $ billion.” requiring the IRS to develop a long-term plan to improve

Download NTA Purple Book: Compilation of Legislative Recommendations to Strengthen Taxpayer Rights and Improve Tax Administration The IRS’s Decision to Expand the Participation of Counsel and Compliance Personnel in Appeals Conferences Alters the Nature of Those Conferences and Will Likely Reduce the Number of Agreed Case Resolutions   Filing electronic tax returns is becoming more and more common. More than million households -- 77 percent -- filed their returns electronically last year. The IRS has now closed half of the   Indeed, from through , the IRS spent on average $4 billion annually on operations support, including infrastructure and information systems, to ensure returns are processed efficiently and refunds are issued in a timely manner (Internal Revenue Service Data Book, Table 28 ()). The IRS conducted , fewer audits in than it did in , a drop in the audit rate of 42 percent. But even those stark numbers don’t tell the whole story, say current and former IRS