The IRS is making progress on one of its major modernization objectives. The tax agency has announced that taxpayers will have the choice to go fully paperless by 2024’s filing season. It estimates that more than 94% of taxpayers will no longer need to send any form of paper mail to the IRS. And by 2025’s filing season, the IRS will convert all paper returns it receives into digital form.
These and other technological initiatives are made possible by funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. In a fact sheet, the IRS states that digitization will reduce errors and help its customer service employees more quickly and accurately answer questions and resolve problems.