Electronic tax filing instead of software to print forms
Posted Jan 15, 2009 23:25 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: I am very grumpy right now
Parent article: The exceedingly grumpy editor's accounting system update
May be there needs to be lobbying for electronic submission rather than printing stuff on dead trees.
Most income tax filing in the US is electronic now, and I'm sure the number of cases that can be filed electronically grows every year. LWN-size businesses are some years off.
What is missing is the ability for a taxpayer to file electronically directly with the tax collector. Instead, the tax collector certifies, at great expense, a few tax preparers to file electronically on behalf of taxpayers. Those preparers in turn accept electronic submissions of various kinds from taxpayers.
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