Report warns IRS's online plans could hurt taxpayers (USA Today)

January 13, 2016

USA Today reported on the release of the 2015 Annual Report to Congress, saying:

NEW YORK-- The Internal Revenue Service is quietly moving toward a high-tech future that could end up hurting taxpayers and costing them more money, a new report warns.

Since 2014, the IRS has invested millions of dollars on a plan to make better use of its limited resources, including adoption of online taxpayer accounts.

But the plan, which has yet to be made fully public, could add to people's costs come tax season — and discourage them from paying their dues, warned the National Taxpayer Advocate in its annual report to Congress, released Wednesday.

"I have significant concerns that the IRS is embarking on a path that will unintentionally undermine taxpayer rights rather than enhance them, thereby eroding taxpayer trust further," wrote Nina Olson in her report to Congress.

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