Why You Should File Electronically
Get Your REFUND in half the time
Take advantage of the FASTEST and MOST ACCURATE way possible to file your tax
return (thereby reducing your likelihood of receiving an error notice)
Get PROOF that your return has been accepted
File your Federal and State tax returns together
New this year - Pay your balance due electronically when you use an authorized
IRS e-file provider.
Many taxpayers are hesitant to file their returns electronically. Actually,
upon reflection, it seems the best thing to do. Not long ago people were
hesitant to use ATM machines and found computers and e-mail incomprehensible.
Today we acknowledge the convenience, timesaving, almost essential nature of
these tools. Electronic filing provides all the same benefits of the other
tools. In addition, electronic filing saves on paper, storage, and postage
costs, eliminates potential keypunch errors and the loss of required schedules.
Electronic returns are acknowledged by the IRS, so you know that they have been
received and are not lost in a post office.
Both refund and balance due refunds can be filed electronically. Because
electronic returns are processed faster, filing electronically when due a
refund makes sense. If the return is filed electronically, the taxpayer can
expect a refund in 10-17 days. If the taxpayer has the refund deposited
directly into a savings or checking account, the refund will arrive in only
Many people fail to see the value in filing electronically when
they owe Uncle Sam, but electronic filing ensures the return is filed on time,
so the taxpayer will not incur a late filing penalty. Also, because the
taxpayer knows in advance how much is owed and does not have to pay until the
due date of the return, there is ample time before April 15 to plan to pay the
As with paper returns, taxpayers should be sure that names and social security
numbers are correct on their returns. If the taxpayerís name changes, the
Social Security Office should be notified of that change. Because the IRS
matches names and social security numbers, a refund could be delayed if they
If you havenít filed electronically before, consider it this year. It will
save time, eliminate duplicated effort, increase accuracy and be convenient for
you. When we prepare your tax return, electronic filing is free!
electronically file self-prepared returns for a reasonable fee.