Technology has advanced at a much faster rate than our tax system. Most of the delay is due to continual cuts in IRS spending and numerous, complicated changes to the tax code. But millions of taxpayers have smartphones and simple tax returns. The IRS is going to use the information they have to prices the return, why not pre-fill the form and redirect resources to resolving any issues with the taxpayer that result from that. Offset should be in reduced audits andore efficient return processing.