HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's tax department is simplifying its tax forms.
The Department of Revenue Services has established an External Editorial Review Board to help tax officials improve communications online and in forms and publications. The panel includes English teachers, economists, lawyers, tax professionals and others.
Commissioner Kevin Sullivan says the agency is looking to be "more driven from the outside in" and to make it easier to comply with tax rules and laws.
He says the first tax form that editorial board members will delve into is one that provides instructions for taxpayers seeking to apply the earned income tax credit.
William Van Hall is a Danbury tax preparer who volunteers on the Editorial Review Board. He says tax forms are often self-explanatory, but the instructions are more complicated than they need to be.