Wednesday, March 15, 2006

20% Fewer e-Filing Tax Returns Than Last Year

An AP newswire article, via CBS News, reports that:

An Internal Revenue Service program that provides free tax preparation software to encourage electronic filing is attracting fewer taxpayers this year.

Tax returns sent through the free filing program have dropped 20 percent compared with this time last year, according to statistics the IRS provided to Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee.

More here.

On a related "Keeping Austin Weird" side-note, M.J.L. Kellogg posts on Metroblogging Austin:

This is just what the happy taxpayer needs to brighten that delightful chore of preparing the annual income-tax return. Posted on the front door of the downtown post office, this sign has a large-type headline that's easy to read: "NO TAX FORMS" AND "NO REALLY!" What the smaller type says is, "Like, check the public libraries. Like, the one on 8th and like Guadalupe, or, like, thanks, like, the Management, like."

Or, like,, not com, like. NO REALLY!


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