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A Majority of Taxpayers Oppose IRS Role in Preparing Their Taxes

New Poll Shows Most Americans Don’t Want State or Federal Tax Agencies Preparing Their Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American taxpayers strongly oppose having the IRS or their state tax agency take an additional role of any kind in preparing people’s tax returns, according to a new poll released today by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). The poll found that 74 percent of taxpayers agree that the federal government should not spend taxpayer dollars on tax preparation software when taxpayers in lower tax brackets, students and veterans can access private tax preparation software for free.

“An IRS-run tax filing system is a conflict of interest. The IRS