You may be able to file a paperless return using IRS e-file (electronic filing). Over 68 million taxpayers preferred e-file over filing a paper tax return last year.
IRS e-file uses automation to replace most of the manual steps needed to process paper returns. As a result, the processing of e-file returns is faster and more accurate than the processing of paper returns. However, as with a paper return, you are responsible for making sure your return contains accurate information and is filed on time.
Benefits of IRS e-file
Using an Authorized IRS e-File Provider
Many tax professionals electronically file tax returns for their clients. As a taxpayer, you have two options:
Note: Tax professionals may charge a fee for IRS e-file. Fees may vary depending on the professional and the specific services rendered.
Using Your Personal Computer
You can file your tax return in a fast, easy, convenient way using your personal computer. A computer with a modem or Internet access and tax preparation software are all you need. Best of all, you can e-file from the comfort of your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. IRS approved tax preparation software is available for online use on the Internet, for download from the Internet, and in retail stores.
For more information on e-filing, visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/Filing.