Taxpayer Burden Reduction (TBR)
About Taxpayer Burden Reduction
The mission of TBR is to achieve a significant reduction in unnecessary burden for all taxpayers.
Here are a few examples of how we are reducing taxpayer burden. Find out more about these new initiatives at the links below.
- Simplified Option for Claiming Home Office Deduction
Many home-based business owners and some home-based workers will find the new option much easier to compute and take the deduction.
- Streamlined Criteria for Installment Agreements
We combined two forms and ask for less information on the resulting new form, making it easier for taxpayers to request an installment agreement.
- Better Service on the IRS Toll-Free Line
Taxpayers can now choose to use a temporary PIN when they call the toll free line and avoid repeating their identifying information if they get transferred to another customer service representative during the call.
- Income Verification and Express Services Electronic Signature
This e-signature process is used to provide account transcripts to verify income for consumer loans and various entitlement programs. It allows Income Verification Express Service (IVES) participants the option for taxpayers (borrowers) to electronically sign Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, or Form 4506T-EZ, Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript. The establishment of the ability to use electronic signatures will provide lending institutions the opportunity to fully automate the loan process instead of requiring a signed, printed form.
Help the IRS Identify Meaningful Taxpayer Burden Reduction Opportunities
Please share your idea for reducing burden using Form 13285A.