Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Jan 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm
This is a great initiative! Many people get into trouble with IRS, not because they try to shirk their tax responsibilities, but because they didn't know how to declare taxes correctly.
In related news, some countries send simplified, pre-printed tax forms to tax-payers. If you agree with the amounts in the form, you simply sign at the bottom. If you don't agree, you turn in the regular non-simplified form. It is my understanding that employers report your income to the IRS, so unless you have exotic deductions the IRS already knows what your taxes ought to be.
It would be great if we could do the same in the US. I believe there was a trial program for this some years back, but it was never expanded to the general public.