Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Morgan Griffith Wants to Help the Net-Free

You're reading this on a computer, so it's not applicable to you personally, but how many people do you know who either (a) don't use computers, or (b) don't want to post their financial information on the Internet, not even at irs.gov? (Seriously, I registered a business at irs.gov, but I have no intention of filing taxes at irs.gov. Letting hackers know that a business or a person exists is a very different thing from letting them know how much money the business or the person has.)

Congressman Morgan Griffith would like to help. This is like using the public library or park or something; the more people are counted as using services, including the service of printing tax forms, the more likely those services are to stay in the budget.

From Congressman Griffith's E-Newsletter:

"Readers of this column may recall that, earlier this month, I wrote about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the fact that they are sending limited forms and few free instruction booklets to assist with filing tax returns this year.  While in Wytheville last week, I was speaking with a constituent who had checked his local library, courthouse, etc. for the information he needed to file his taxes.  When he found these places did not have the materials he needed, he contacted our office for assistance acquiring tax forms and instructions.  He told me last week that our office promptly provided him with the resources he required.

As a reminder, Ninth District residents without internet access can contact my office (see below) for assistance acquiring tax forms and instructions.  IRS forms and instructions can also be found online at www.irs.gov to be downloaded and printed."