House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., continues to press IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to answer questions about the usability of the new “postcard” size Form 1040 after the IRS refused to comply with a Feb. 27 deadline.
Neal, along with Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis, D-Ga., recently sent a follow-up letter, reiterating their request for information related to any third-party analysis that was conducted on the usability of the new individual income tax return and its six schedules.
The new letter also requests information as to why the IRS removed references to the “Form 1040 Usability” survey from the IRS website after the lawmakers’ first letter was sent to Rettig on Feb. 14.
Neal and Lewis’ first letter cited comments made by Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate, that the postcard-size form is creating challenges for taxpayers.
As of Feb. 14, the IRS website listed on the “Customer Satisfaction Surveys” page the existence of a “Form 1040 Usability” survey with an end date of Dec. 31, 2018.