Business Taxpayer Burden Survey, Tax Year 2019


OMB #1545-2212

The Business Taxpayer Burden Survey is an important project that can benefit you and other businesses.

We hear from taxpayers that preparing and filing tax returns are time consuming and expensive. We are conducting a survey of randomly selected taxpayers to learn more about those costs.

Your answers will help us update our estimates of the amount of time and money businesses spend preparing their taxes each year. We use this program to analyze how to reduce taxpayer burden. Let me assure you that all information you provide will be used only for research and aggregate reporting and will not be used for any non-statistical or non-research purpose such as enforcement.

Only those taxpayers randomly selected may participate in the study. Data is being collected over the course of the next year, so you may still be selected even if you have not yet received an invitation. Participation for those selected is voluntary. However, understanding the tax preparation experience of taxpayers will help the IRS reduce taxpayer burden.

This survey is being conducted by Fors Marsh Group on behalf of the IRS. Sample copies of the survey and IRS letter that invites taxpayers to participate in the survey are provided below

Sample Business Taxpayer Burden 2019 Survey PDF

Sample Tax Year 2019 IRS Letter PDF

We hope you will decide to participate in this study. Together we have an opportunity to advance our understanding of taxpayer burden. Thank you.