IRS Trying To Kick Paper Habit

Don’t hold your breath waiting on tax forms in the mail.

The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to go green this year.

“Due to the continued growth in electronic filing, the availability of free options available for taxpayers to get forms and efforts to reduce costs, the IRS no longer automatically mails paper tax packages that typically arrive in mailboxes during January,” said IRS Spokesperson Gregg Semanick.

The IRS offers an electronic Free File program on the IRS website for filers with an income of $58,000 or less. 

Taxpayers can also request tax forms, instructions and publications on the IRS website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can still receive forms via snail mail, just call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm to request the forms, instructions and publications.

You can also pick them up at IRS offices; Several libraries and post offices also offer free tax forms during tax season.

The IRS says only eight percent of tax filers received forms in the mail last year.

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