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Appendix VIII GAO Contacts and Staff Acknowledgments 43
Table 1: Comparison of 2008 and 2009 Prices of Top Three
Retail/Downloadable Tax Software Packages for Return
Preparation and Filing 27
Table 2: Comparison of 2008 and 2009 Prices of Top Three Online
Tax Software Packages for Return Preparation and
Electronic Filing 28
Table 3: Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Tax
Preparation and Filing Methods 29
Table 4: Federal Laws Protecting Taxpayer Information 32
Table 5: Descriptions of Industry Groups and Advisory Councils 33
Table 6: Proposed Security and Privacy Requirements for
Authorized Electronic Filing Transmitters 37
Figure 1: Preparation and Filing Methods of Individual Income Tax
Returns Filed, 2007 5
GAO-09-297 Tax Administration
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