Expert Says the IRS “in No Position to Do Your Taxes”
Alex Hendrie, tax policy director at Americans for Tax Reform, claims that the “IRS is in no position to do your taxes.”
Hendrie penned an op-ed for The Hill, arguing against the progressives’ suggestion that the government should “create a tax preparation ‘return-free file’ system.”
“While it may sound like a reasonable solution to tax complexity — there are numerous problems with creating and implementing this system,” Hendrie said.
“It would be near impossible for the government to administer this system with the plethora of tax credits and deductions that exist, and it would require Americans to disclose more private information to the government creating the potential for privacy violations.”
Additionally, the IRS already struggles to keep up with its workload as it is.
“As of March 25, the agency had 7.2 million unprocessed individual returns, including 4.9 million with errors or needing special handling,” Hendrie said.