The process of tax return processing at Internal Revenue Service Centers in United States.
United States USA Date:1953 Duration:5 min 44 sec Sound:Yes
A film discussing automatic data processing in tax administration at U.S. Internal Revenue Service National Computer Center. Workers process the income tax returns and make use of ADP (Automatic Data Processing) machines or computers at computer service centers in United States. The workers sort tax return papers, open packets and empty bags filled with documents. A chart depicts the whole process of income tax return processing. Data tapes are stored at service centers. Examiners check essential preliminaries on tax return form like signatures, dates, address, and social security number. Information is then sent to punch cards. Female workers at equipment. It is explained how error is checked and Good Tape, Error Tape, and Error Register machines are shown. An error register equipment gives details of problems causes during the tax processing which is handled by Error Resolution Branch. Letters listing the problems encountered in processing tax information are sent to tax payer if necessary from service division. Return file is maintained. Functions of the service station involves sending of notices sent to tax papers which includes notice for due balance and notice of error. A settlement register is examined by trained personnel. Workers at various equipment in service station. It is further explained how a tax payer can avoid errors by shows the essential entries on W-2 form. Various entries including social security number are highlighted.
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