2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Tax iFile to Limit Advice to Taxpayers (language only)

Item 285 #3h

Item 285 #3h

Taxation, Department of

Page 265, after line 48, insert:
"K. For individual income tax returns filed on or after January 1, 2004, by taxpayers using the Department of Taxation's Internet filing system (iFile for Individual), the Department is prohibited from using data provided by taxpayers and saved as draft, except for the sole purpose of providing user assistance.  Once a final return is completed and submitted by a user, all draft information shall be removed from the system.  In providing assistance to taxpayers using the iFile system, the Department of Taxation shall only provide on-line the same type of information and questions that are contained in the tax booklets published annually by the Department or designed to minimize taxpayer errors in the filing of their return."

(This amendment clarifies that the Department of Taxation shall not provide online assistance to taxpayers using its iFile system that exceed the information provided to taxpayers in the annually published tax booklets.)