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Benefits and Costs of a Return-Free Filing Tax System in the United States – December 2021

Published on July 21, 2023

Various efforts have been proposed over the years to reduce taxpayer compliance burdens ranging from simplification of the tax system generally to specific changes to the way tax returns are prepared, filed, and processed. Among the proposals that policymakers have considered are ways for taxpayers to satisfy their tax obligations without having to file a tax return: a return-free filing system. Center Forward engaged PwC to prepare a report to assist in assessing the benefits and costs of a return-free tax filing system for the United States.