The Internal Revenue Service's Office of Taxpayer Burden Reduction is asking the public for recommendations on ways to reduce taxpayer burden.

Taxpayer burden is defined as the time and money taxpayers spend to comply with their federal tax obligations. An example of taxpayer burden is the average time and expense required to complete and file a tax form.

The office encourages tax professionals, business owners and others to submit their proposals for ways to reduce burden by using referral Form 13285A, "Reducing Burden on America's Taxpayers." The form requests a specific description of the problem as well as a proposed solution and the type of taxpayers or businesses that are affected.

This year, several initiatives were coordinated through the Office of Taxpayer Burden Reduction, including:

  • The online calculator, "AMT Assistant for Individual Taxpayers;"
  • An automatic, six-month tax-filing extension for most common individual and business returns;
  • Simplified tax filing requirements for small employers with Form 944; and,
  • The revised Schedule K-1 for partnerships, S-corporations and trusts. 

More information on completing the form is available at,,id=146225,00.html.

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