If you're like me and wait for IRS forms and instructions to arrive via US Postal mail to fill out and send in, here's a heads up! Don't wait and expect them to arrive in your snail mail box from now on, because it's not going to happen. Hey, this is actually a refreshingly good monetarily frugal and environmentally green surprise on behalf of our government and especially helpful for our existing economy!
The IRS has decided to stop mailing the forms and instructions because the majority of citizens now file electronically or via tax preparers. Only about 11 million of over 300 million US citizens actually file their taxes by way of the postal mailed forms and instructions and this change will save about $10 million of our tax dollars per year by eliminating mailing them.
If you don't want to file electronically or through a tax preparation service you can obtain the paper forms from your local IRS office or local Post Office or by requesting the printable PDF forms from:
By Deeli from Richland, WA
This was a very good post considering they haven't been advertising it that heavily yet.I hope a lot of people read it.
Only 8% of taxpapers who received theirs by mail filed by mail. But if you're one of those 8%, you helped a lot of people. Good job!
Hey, thanks for the "heads up." I've also found several different tax forms, even the Schedule SE (for self-employment income) and Schedule EITC (for the Earned Income Tax Credit) in our local library. I haven't checked lately, but a phone call could confirm.
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