If you’re still one of the few taxpayers who files paper returns, consider these reasons to switch to electronic filing:
1. Filing electronically often means a faster refund. By avoiding mail delays and common filing errors, you save time. Get your refund even faster by combining an electronic return with direct deposit of your refund. According to the IRS, the agency issues 9 out of 10 refunds within 30 days or less.
2. IRS e-file is safe and secure and can help you avoid common mistakes. The IRS uses modern encryption technology to protect your sensitive personal information. The agency is also working to help protect taxpayers from refund fraud.
3. You can use multiple options to e-file. Tax preparation software is available commercially, and you can consult a tax expert for help.
* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.
Tip adapted from IRS.gov