IRS ‘Free File Fillable Forms’: Two Changes To 2016 e-File Process.
Continues to work, and work very well.
Just filed, yes, e-Filed, my 2016 IRS Tax return using “Free File Fillable Forms“, on Friday — this my 7th year using them.
No real problems other than me screwing up two things that e-File pre-processing picked up.
But, noticed two (2) BIG changes in the e-File process.
I guess this is to enhance filing security after the fraudulent e-File claim scandals of the last couple of years.
So, here are the two changes:
1/ You have to include Driver’s License information.
2/ There is CAPTCHA human verification before you are allowed to enter e-Filing.
The first, i.e., requiring further identification, in this instance Driver’s License (or State-issued ID) data makes sense though it was a pain to go get our licenses. Having to enter the issued date really does make the difference. You couldn’t fudge that.
But, I am confused by the CAPTCHA. That is only to ensure human participation. I didn’t realize that there had been a problem of automated, robotic filings. Wow.
>> 2015 ‘Free Fillable Forms’.
>> 2014 ‘Free Fillable Forms’.
>> 2013 ‘Free Fillable Forms’ eFile option.
>> 2013 ‘Free Fillable Forms’ Form 8949 ‘various’.
>> IRS Provided ‘Free Fillable Forms’: Huge Endorsement.