Excise Tax Burden Survey, Tax Year 2018


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The Excise Tax Burden Survey is an important project that can benefit you and millions of other taxpayers.

We hear from taxpayers that tax reporting requirements 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 estimate the amount of time and money it costs taxpayers to meet their excise tax reporting requirements each year. We also use this information to learn how to reduce taxpayer burden. All information provided will be used for research purposes only and participation is voluntary.

Only those taxpayers who are randomly selected may participate in the study. Data is being collected throughout the year, so you may still be selected even if you have not yet received an invitation. We estimate that it will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the survey.

This survey is being conducted by Westat on behalf of the IRS. You may view the survey by going to the survey link provided in IRS letter you received.

Sample Tax Year 2018 Excise Tax Burden Survey Web InvitePDF

Sample Tax Year 2018 IRS LetterPDF

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