The IRS wants to do your taxes for you; you should be skeptical

President Joe Biden’s Treasury Department recently announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin testing a pilot program for Americans to file their taxes directly with the IRS. The idea may seem benign, but it’s actually quite insidious.

The effort would trust bureaucrats to become America’s tax preparers and filers. Rather than easing Americans’ headaches over filing their taxes, this new government-run method would only worsen their filing woes.



The American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) was formed in 2011 by the nation’s leading retail tax preparation and tax software companies and financial institutions, which collectively prepare and file more than 120 million of the 155 million federal tax returns annually. ACTR advocates for taxpayer rights and strengthens America’s voluntary tax compliance system.

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