The IRS has created a tax design challenge for the taxpayers. Taxpayers are encouraged to reimagine the entire taxpayer experience and design the experience of the future. The IRS is offering a $10,000 award for the Best Overall Design and a number of other prizes for those that are most useful and most financially capable. To see the full Challenge outline: CLICK HERE! Submissions must be made by May 10, 2016 at 11:59AM Eastern Time.
The review panel will make selections based upon the following criteria:
- Overall Appeal
- Taxpayer Usefulness
- Financial Capability
- Visual Hierarchy
- Information Density
A review panel will select winners based on defined criteria and an individual submission can win multiple awards:
- Overall Design—$10,000 (1st), and $5,000 (2nd).
- Best Taxpayer Usefulness—$2,000 (1st), and $1,000 (2nd).
- Best Financial Capability—$2,000 (1st), and $1,000 (2nd)
Think You Have What It Takes?
If you have been frustrated with the tax paying process and experience, then this is your chance to offer a solution. With this opportunity, you have a chance to make the tax paying experience easier, simpler, and better! Throughout the competition, participants will have the chance to engage with policy experts and a network of mentors that include world-class strategists and designers from government and non-government organizations. The team at LBA Haynes Strand will be happy to assist you with this tax design challenge!