Research Required for the EITC Precertification Procedure

Research Report

Research Required for the EITC Precertification Procedure

July 14, 2003

Abstract

On June 13, 2003, the IRS requested public comments on a proposed EITC procedure. The goal of this new EITC procedure, known as precertification, is to reduce EITC error rates by individuals who are ineligible. Because a variety of questions have been raised about this procedure, and also because of its embryonic stage of development, the IRS wants to start with a pilot study that involves 45,000 filers.

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