Letter: E-filing won’t take off until it’s free

Regarding “Oversight board: IRS can reach e-filing goal of 80 percent by 2012”: I don't have an issue with the Free File program, even though I make more than the amount that would allow me to use it. I also don't have an issue spending money for a product such as H&R Block TaxCut or Intuit TurboTax that companies have made the effort to put together and test.

However, after paying my money for the software, I take exception to then being charged $30 by H&R Block to e-file my taxes ($15 for federal and $15 for state). If the government seriously wants to convert more of the computer-created paper submissions, they need to mandate that all companies provide e-filing for free.

I'm tempted to spend 41 cents to mail in my return to save myself $30 for e-filing but more importantly to cause the government a little bit of pain to have to manually process my tax forms.

Anonymous


What do you think? Paste a comment in the box below (registration required), or send your comment to [email protected] (subject line: Blog comment) and we'll post it.


Featured

  • Workforce
    White House rainbow light shutterstock ID : 1130423963 By zhephotography

    White House rolls out DEIA strategy

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued agencies a roadmap to guide their efforts to develop strategic plans for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), as required under a as required under a June executive order.

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Why DOD is so bad at buying software

    The Defense Department wants to acquire emerging technology faster and more efficiently. But will its latest attempts to streamline its processes be enough?

Stay Connected