In an announcement on October 27, the Internal Revenue Service revealed that individual and business taxpayers will no longer receive tax packets in the mail. The cost savings benefits are obvious, but the move comes after continued growth in electronic filing. It is estimated that 96 million individual tax returns were e-filed in 2010. In contrast, only 8 percent of individuals who filed tax returns last year received tax packages in the mail.
At the beginning of October 2010, the IRS sent postcards announcing this change to individuals who filed paper returns last year and did not use a tax preparer or tax software. The postcards explain how to get forms and instructions for a 2010 tax return, which will be available online in early January 2011 at www.IRS.gov
Here are some useful links to help you find your way around IRS.gov