2014 Information Return Burden Survey

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Information Return Burden Survey, Tax Year 2014

OMB #1545-2212

The Information Return Burden Survey is an important project that can benefit all information document issuers.

We hear from third party information document issuers that preparing and providing information returns (such as Forms 1099-INT,1098,and 5498), are time consuming and expensive. We are conducting a survey of randomly selected information document issuers to learn more about those costs.

Responses from selected information document issuers will help us estimate the amount of time and money all issuers spend preparing information documents, submitting them to the IRS, and providing them to taxpayers. We also use this information to learn how to reduce information document filing compliance burden. All information provided will be used for research purposes only.

Only those information document issuers who are randomly selected may participate in the study. We estimate that it will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the survey. Participation is voluntary.

This survey is being conducted by Westat on behalf of the IRS. A sample copy of the survey is provided below.  A copy of the IRS letter that invites information document issuers to participate in the survey is also provided.

Sample – TY2014 Information Return Burden Survey

Sample – IRS Letter for TY2014 Information Return Burden Survey

We hope you will decide to participate in this study. Together we have an opportunity to better understand and help reduce employment tax compliance burden. Thank you.