Taxpayer Compliance Burden Survey: Late-Filed Returns


Calendar Year 2014

Posting Date: [fill in date]

OMB #1545-2212

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

We hear from taxpayers that resolving issues with a late-filed return is time-consuming and expensive. This survey will allow the IRS to learn more about those costs.

Your responses to the survey will help the IRS better understand the time and money spent by taxpayers that file a return after the due date of that return. The information you provide will help the IRS learn how to improve its processes regarding late-filed returns and reduce taxpayer burden. You can be certain that all information you provide will be used for research purposes only.

Only those taxpayers randomly selected may participate in the study. We estimate that it will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participation for those selected is voluntary.

Sample copies of the survey and IRS letter that invites taxpayers to participate in the survey are provided below.

Sample Taxpayer Compliance Burden Survey PDF

Sample IRS Letter – English PDF

Sample IRS Letter – Spanish 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.