Internal Revenue Service

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Danny Werfel speaks during his swearing in ceremony at the IRS Headquarters on April 4, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bonnie Cash/Getty Images)

IRS is making progress on its digitization efforts, commissioner says

Danny Werfel said Inflation Reduction Act funds have helped the tax agency in myriad ways, moving “from a non-modern environment to a modern environment.”
Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel takes his seat prior to a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee on June 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

IRS launches digitization effort to go paperless by 2025

According to the agency, the modernization program will eliminate up to 200 million pieces of paper annually and expedite refunds by several weeks.
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 27: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to a staff member before the start of a Senate Banking Committee hearing on oversight of credit reporting agencies, on Capitol Hill April 27, 2023 in Washington, DC. The hearing featured testimony from leaders of the three largest national credit reporting agencies. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Democrats push for IRS free file service, citing bipartisan demand from taxpayers

In an open letter to IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel, Democratic lawmakers tore apart the current Free File Program run by the agency in collaboration with private tax…