Google announced today that starting in Fiscal Year 2011 it will begin merging its operations with the the Internal Revenue Service. This move will streamline the operations of both entities, yielding greater efficiencies and customer satisfaction. What will change for consumers? Nothing at first, but over time, consumers will notice that they'll be able to both manage their finances right within Google Docs and to submit their taxes via a choice on the File menu, “Submit taxes now.” Eventually, even that last step won't be necessary as Google will have all the information it needs without any action by consumers.
A spokesperson for Google explained, “Having all the money in our country in two places just didn't make much sense in an information economy. Consolidating it into one place was the logical next step. Now when Congress passes an appropriations bill, the funds will be immediately available after putting in a request to Google. Here at Google, our engineers are hard at work making the tax system more intuitive and more fun, so stay tuned to hear about all the cool new stuff we’re working on. We want to thank you all for being great users of the Internal Revenue Service and keep your eyes out for the colorful, bouncy balls coming to your local IRS office.”
Also, keep your eyes out for Google ads appearing discreetly along the side of 1-dollar, 5-dollar, 10-dollar, 50-dollar and 100-dollar bills. As part of its merger with the Internal Revenue Service, Google will be monetizing the deal using money.
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