Trump's New IRS 'Postcard' Is Not So Simple And Not Really A Postcard

President Trump and Congressional Republicans promised taxpayers could file their returns on a postcard, but the new IRS effort isn't quite that.
President Trump kisses a mock up of a 1040 "post card" during a meeting with GOP congressional leaders. Source: Drew Angerer

The IRS is planning to unveil a new tax return form — as soon as Friday — that is the size of a large post card.

It's been touted as a way to simplify tax filing, and is something President Trump pushed congressional Republicans to come up with. Treasury Secretary Steven

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