Ayotte to IRS: Put Tax Instruction Booklets in Libraries

Feb 2, 2016

 

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is calling on the Internal Revenue Service to put instruction booklets to accompany tax forms in New Hampshire public libraries participating in the Tax Forms Outlet Program.

She sent a similar letter last year, and the IRS indicated it couldn't provide the booklets because of budget cuts. Ayotte said since then, the IRS has received a $290 million budget increase specifically to improve customer service.

She said the failure to provide instruction booklets places an undue burden on New Hampshire's low-income and elderly taxpayers who depend on their local libraries for their tax forms and instructions.