Sunday, December 30, 2007

More needless government interference

Indiana has a new law that will impact most professional tax preparers. Starting January 1st, 2008 any firm that filed 100 or more Indiana tax returns must file all of their Indiana tax returns electronically.

I personally prefer e-filing; however, we have several clients that are not comfortable with e-filing and would rather not e-file their returns. This next tax year we will have to e-file all of our Indiana returns so anyone that wants to paper file their returns will have to prepare their own return or they will have to find a very small firm that filed less then 100 Indiana tax returns in the previous year.

You can learn more about this new rule at: http://www.in.gov/dor/taxpro/efile-mandate.html

Mike Sylvester, CPA

3 comments:

Tim Zank said...

Mike, did the State offer any amount of tangible savings to justify the mandate? I hate interference as well, but it does seem electronic filing would have to save time and money wouldn't it?

Just out of curiosity, the clients that prefer non-electronic filing, is that because they trust the US mail service more than computers?

Fr. Fozy Bear said...

Nope it is is because some of us are just so old fashion even in our youthful state of being.

My friends and I like to go car surfing at the main post office on the 14th of April at 11:30 to turn them over to that nice government employee making twice the amount of a wage that he should for sitting on a curb collecting envelopes. It is also a really cool way to socialize with new peeps and check out some really hot guys (in the cars not the curb).

Also I prefer having something as important as taxes filed in the oldest most horrendous form possible so that way the unconstitutional workforce with the IRS has to actually do their job instead of just OCRing a couple forms into a database. At least that way I know they are earning their salary for screwing with my money and fondling our American debt by just barely paying off the growing interest on the principle.

Mike Hunsche said...

The government is trying to actually use the technology available to them to reduce costs, reduce errors and streamline processes and you are calling this needless interference?

People will get refunds quicker, less errors will be made because of inept government employees (or just plain laziness) and this is a bad thing?