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News Posted on February 24, 2017

Professor Ventry Comments for ATTN on Tax Preparation Software

Professor Dennis Ventry commented for an article in ATTN on the potential for technology to make filing taxes easier and the industry groups that have fought potential changes. The federal government could easily supply taxpayers with prepopulated returns using information it already collects, but companies such as Intuit, which runs Turbo Tax, have vehemently opposed such measures, the article notes. 

California already provides such a service with the California Ready Return program, Ventry said. "The largest and most populace state in the country did it," Ventry noted, adding that several European nations use a similar system.

Professor Ventry is an expert in tax policy and legal ethics. His research interests include tax expenditure analysis, family taxation, professional responsibility and standards of care, tax filing and administration, tax compliance, public finance, and tax and legal history. In addition, he is a member of the IRS Advisory Council, and co-author on the casebook, Federal Income Taxation with Martin McMahon, Jr., Daniel L. Simmons, and Bradley T. Borden.