EZ Tax Filing Moves Ahead: The EZ Tax Filing initiative is moving ahead, with the Internal Revenue Service fielding both positive and negative reactions during the comment period, which ended Sept. 4.

While individual taxpayers favored the initiative (626 in favor and just three opposed) other segments were less enthusiastic. Accounting and legal tax professional associations were opposed to the initiative four to none, while individual accounting and legal tax professionals weighed in at two in favor and 54 opposed. Of eight tax software companies that commented, six gave positive responses and two gave a negative or mixed response.

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