View Full Version : Proprietary Tax Format??

March 22nd, 2015, 07:22 AM
Recently I read in a tax instruction booklet that one can mail in tax forms as a 2d barcode, instead of the normal printed fill-out form, to have it processed much faster. When I read up on this, it seemed they only support this for specific tax programs and tax advisors.

Is there really a proprietary barcode technology for tax submissions? and if not, where can we find the specifications for this code, and has anyone started an OSS 2d-code generator?

March 22nd, 2015, 01:36 PM

March 23rd, 2015, 05:33 AM
I am assuming USA based on the fact that OP didn't mention a country :P (p.s. I'm an american too so don't feel bad OP!)

March 23rd, 2015, 09:05 PM
Some of the States in the US allow you to use 2-D barcodes for State tax returns. Each State is different. The State specifies what software they support.