Software Developer's Strategy

The Software Developers Working Group (SDWG) is a partnership between the IRS Return Integrity and Compliance Services (RICS) Office and various software industry representatives from within the membership of the National Association of Computerized Tax Processors (NACTP) and the Council of Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement (CERCA). The primary goal of the SDWG is to improve the quality of refundable credit returns.

The SDWG has demonstrated a strong interest in reducing refundable credit over-claims and improving the quality of refundable credits and Head of Household (HoH) claims, since the inception of the working group in 2008. The SDWG continues to address industry issues, help preparers meet their due diligence to maximize efficiency in administering refundable credits, recommend enhancements to IRS forms, publications and materials, and create substantial and lasting positive changes for return preparers and tax preparation software.

The Software Developers Working Group would like to hear from you. Send any suggestions for improving tax preparation software or the administration of EITC and other refundable credits to: