Sometimes I wonder about where the Government comes up with some of their ideas.
Case in Point, The 'TAX PACKAGE' that Uncle Sam religiously sent to you every year though the mail. In 2010, THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE!
I guess I'm old fashion in that I like a hard copy of what I fill out and want the copy of the 176 page directions in my hands. Well, not any more.
Post offices are supposed to have the hard copies on hand or at least, that's what I was told when I called the IRS.
After going to 2 smaller post offices in my city I thought, I'll go to the main one. There, I asked the man at the window if he could give me a copy of the IRS TAX PACKAGE. He scratched his head and told me WHY are you looking for them here. I then asked him to check in the back or with a superior. After some consultations on the side with 2 different individuals, he came back and told me, 'They didn't have any".
Well, here I am and I DON'T GET IT!. The forms or the rationale for not sending them any more through the mail to tax payers.
I know what the Government is trying to do, they are trying to FORCE people to do all the filing on-line. I refuse to file on-line. I believe something as important and as personal as this should not be floating around over the internet.
Is this NEW POLICY supposed to encourage people to file their taxes? I don't think so. Not if they have to play detective, to track them down.