The goal is to ask taxpayers to enter the same or less data and decrease the overall time to report for most taxpayers.
Of the tax programs contained within CRS today, the vast majority of taxpayers file only GRT or only GRT and Wage Withholding tax.
About half of those taxpayers rely on a Payroll Service Provider or a bookkeeper to report their Wage Withholding tax. So, in effect, many of our customers are filing multiple returns today. Taking into account today’s volume of supplemental and amended CRS returns, many taxpayers will file the same number or fewer returns after the redesign.
And because returns will be more tailored to taxpayers’ specific reporting requirements, they should be easier to understand and easier to get right the first time.
A very small percentage of taxpayers who file in more specialized tax programs like compensating tax or one of the specialized gross receipts tax programs may need to file more returns than they do today. But those returns will be designed specifically for those customer segments to ensure ease of compliance.