Why ‘Free File’ for Taxes Isn’t So Popular (Wall Street Journal)

February 4, 2015

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, discussing the flaws in the IRS's Free File program.

"Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate, who is charged by Congress with representing taxpayer interests, says 'the fact that less than 3% of eligible taxpayers are using Free File suggests the program is failing to achieve its objective.'

Instead, she says, the IRS should give taxpayers online access to key forms such as W-2 and 1099 information reports—and the option of filing returns directly with the IRS."

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