The state of e-services today can be compared to where e-filing was about five years ago.“If you look back five years, what we were saying about e-filing would sound a lot like what we’re saying about e-services today,” said Roger Harris, president of Padgett Business Services and former chair of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. “As practitioners and the IRS worked together, a lot of problems were solved. And today e-filing is the normal way of doing business. It will be the same with e-services.”

In fact, Harris noted, many tax practitioners do not understand what e-services are all about: “When practitioners hear ‘e-services,’ a lot of them think you’re talking about e-filing.”

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