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IRS Has Little Information about How Tax Software Pricing
Strategies Affect Taxpayers' Willingness to Use Software and
IRS Oversight of the Tax Software Industry Is Not Comprehensive
IRS Has Not Assessed the Risks to Tax Administration of the Use
of Commercial Tax Software by Individuals
Recommendations for Executive Action
Appendix I Scope and Methodology 22
Appendix II Tax Software Markets and 2008 and 2009 Pricing
of Tax Software for Return Preparation and
Electronic Filing 25
Appendix III Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Tax
Preparation and Filing Methods 29
Appendix IV Laws Applicable to Tax Service Companies 30
Appendix V Tax Software Industry Groups and Advisory Councils 33
Appendix VI Proposed Security and Privacy Requirements 37
Comments from the Department of Treasury
GAO-09-297 Tax Administration
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