IRS Ends Tax Package Mailing

Business and individual taxpayers will no longer receive paper tax packages in the mail from the IRS. Tax packages contained the forms, schedules and instructions for filing a paper tax return. The IRS is taking this step because of the continued growth in electronic filing as well as to help reduce costs.

Businesses may go to IRS.gov after January 10, 2011, and click on Forms and Publications, or go directly to IRS.gov/formspubs and follow the directions for getting forms and instructions.

Only 8 percent of individuals who filed tax returns last year received tax packages in the mail. The rest either used a paid tax professional or software or e-filed their tax returns. In 2010 to date, more than 96 million individual tax returns were e-filed, and an estimated 20 million paper returns were filed through paid preparers.

For more info, look at “Frequenlty Asked Questions To Help Taxpayers Obtain IRS Tax Products“.