2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Conference Report)

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Tax iFile to Limit Advice to Taxpayers (language only)

Item 285 #2c

Item 285 #2c

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 information provided by Department of Taxation on-line shall be the same type of information and questions that are contained in the tax booklets published annually by the Department or that information required to minimize taxpayer errors in the filing of their return."

(This amendment clarifies the responsibilities of the Department of Taxation regarding on-line income tax services. These are limited to providing information that is of the same type found in printed materials, or assistance necessary to minimize filing errors.)