Many essential government functions are reliant on outdated, inefficient, and paper-based processes. A data-driven digital infrastructure would not only save taxpayer money but also advance access to government services in underserved communities.

Wasted Time and Resources

9,858 Unique Forms

The federal government uses
9,858 unique forms and processes more than 106 billion forms each year.

10.5 Billion Hours

In 2021, the public spent 10.5 billion hours on government paperwork.

Economic Cost of the Government’s Digital Lag

In 2021, paper returns took at least 8 months to process, a backlog that cost the IRS $3 billion in interest alone.

Government digitization, using current technology, could generate over $1 trillion annually worldwide.

4 Benefits of Digitizing Government Forms and Systems

Reducing Costs

Increasing Efficiency

Building Resilience

Better Serving Americans

5 Areas to Prioritize for Digitization

Individual Income Tax Return

Passport Applications and Renewals

Green Card Applications

Social Security Applications

Health Records

Digitization will enable government agencies to cut costs and increase efficiency every day. We must prioritize digital modernization so that government can continue to accomplish and improve on its fundamental purpose—serving the American people.

Tell Congress, it’s time to bring America’s government systems into the 21st century.

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