IRS Will Stop Mailing Out Tax Return Forms, Instructions

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The IRS will stop mailing out paper forms and instructions for annual income tax returns as more people file their taxes online.

About 11.5 million people who filed paper tax returns in 2009 got the tax information in the mail, The Washington Post reported. The mailing included 44 pages of instruction last year.

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This year, more than 96 million individuals filed their tax returns online, with a further 20 million paper returns filed by paid tax preparers.

Taxpayers who want to file paper returns can still obtain the forms online, at local IRS offices or at participating libraries and post offices.

The move will save the IRS about $10 million a year in printing and postage costs.