Thursday, October 14, 2010
President Obama yesterday signed H.R.946, the Plain Writing Act of 2010
, which requires all federal agencies—including the IRS—to use "writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and intended audience."
Here are before and after examples of how the new law will affect the IRS. For more, see plainlanguage.gov: "improving communication from the federal government to the public."