Individual taxpayers and businesses won’t be receiving 2010 tax form booklets in the mail this year. The IRS will be mailing postcards instead, telling taxpayers how to get any forms they need. In addition to the cost savings to the IRS, the Service is pleased that it no longer has to print forms early and then have Congress change the rules. Now it’s hoped that late changes can be incorporated into the forms and taxpayer confusion can be minimized.
Forms for 2010 returns will be available in January 2011, according to the IRS.