Last week the IRS announced that they will no longer be printing and mailing tax forms to individuals. The printed forms will now only be available by internet or from libraries and Government offices.
Of course, the reason for this change in policy is to save the taxpayers’ money by avoiding printing, handling and postage costs.
I think it’s a great idea, but it falls short of its potential. While there is no question that the costs to send out these forms must be significant, the real costs to taxpayers occurs on the return trip.
If they really wanted to save us money we could just forget the whole deal.