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GOP Senators Urge IRS to Use Scanning Tech in Next Filing Season

May 25, 2022, 4:02 PM

Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee are urging the IRS to work with tax-software companies to implement 2D bar code technology during next year’s tax filing season, so the agency can process paper tax returns quicker.

“Let’s make progress in giving taxpayers the IRS they deserve,” the 14 senators wrote in a letter to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig dated Tuesday. “Let us implement 2-D barcoding for the 2023 filing season.”

  • The letter comes as the IRS has struggled to clear its pandemic-related backlog of paper tax returns. National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins issued ...