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Progress Update on Tax Return Scanning Initiatives

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
Report Type
Special Emphasis
Inflation Reduction Act
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Evaluate the potential benefits, challenges, and cost of each of the processes the IRS piloted when deciding which digital processing solution to implement for the 2025 Filing Season and beyond. This detailed evaluation should be completed and documented regardless of whether the pilot is transitioned to Initiative 1.2 of the Inflation Reduction Act Strategic Operating Plan.

Once a digital processing solution has been identified, develop a detailed plan with measurable milestones for implementing the solution before the start of the 2025 Filing Season. This plan should include ensuring that the solution is adequately tested and all identified issues are resolved before the IRS begins processing Tax Year 2024 tax returns.