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Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a free on-line tax preparation and filing service and programs that allow taxpayers to access third-party provided tax return information.


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07/27/2017Introduced in House

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07/27/2017Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
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07/27/2017Introduced in House
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House Ways and Means07/27/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/27/2017)

Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2017

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to establish and operate the following programs free of charge:

  • online tax preparation and filing software,
  • a program for taxpayers to download third-party provided return information relating to individual income tax returns,
  • a program to permit individuals with simplified tax situations to elect to have the IRS prepare their returns, and
  • a program to provide technical assistance and federal tax return information for states that provide or seek to provide state-level tax preparation and filing software.

The IRS may not enter into any agreement that restricts its legal right to provide tax return preparation services, software, or tax return filing services. An individual participating in the programs established by this bill must verify their identity to the satisfaction of the IRS.