By Brent Hunsberger April 17, 2011 The Oregonian
Last month, Doyle Thomas sent The Oregonian a two-page letter asking for help reversing a decision made by the Internal Revenue Service. The 81-year-old Beaverton man noted that Uncle Sam was no longer mailing out tax forms and instructions, something the agency announced with little fanfare last September.
Why Not Mailing Paper Forms is a Dumb IRS Move
By Bill Bischoff February 14, 2011 SmartMoney
I’ve been around long enough to see some incredibly dumb ideas come out of Washington, but the decision to stop mailing out tax forms may be the stupidest move of all time. Here’s the story. To save $10 million a year in printing and mailing costs, the Feds have made it the taxpayers’ problem to figure out how to get their hands on IRS forms and instructions so they can file their legally-required returns.
Poll: IRS Decision not to Mail Forms Dismays Mainers who File Paper
By Diana Bowley January 30, 2011 Bangor Daily News
We’re hearing some concerns about not getting forms,” Peggy Riley, IRS spokeswoman, confirmed Friday. Some of those calls are from residents who rely on the printed forms, because they have no computers to file electronically. She cautioned those residents that they still must file their returns even though they didn’t get the routine packet by mail.