Taxes Without Returns: Pipe Dream Or Possibility?


Liz Day, director of research, ProPublica
William Gale, senior fellow in economic studies, Brookings Institution
Eric Toder, institute fellow, Urban Institue

A system known as "return-free filing" would allow filers to receive a pre-filled tax return prepared by the government and make any necessary tweaks. According to a ProPublica-NPR report, this approach, which exists in some countries, has taxpayer advocates at odds with tax preparation companies.



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