According to the IRS, over 31 million taxpayers used a computer to prepare and e-file their returns in 2009. This growing trend towards self-preparation and e-file of tax returns comes with many benefits including lower cost, greater accuracy and faster refunds. Do-It-Yourself e-filers also get quick confirmation of their returns (usually within 24 hours), private and secure submission of their personal information (no paid preparer needs to know your personal finances) and there’s no paper, postage or trip to the post office.
There are three ways to prepare taxes using a computer:
— Purchase a CD or DVD at a retail store or on the web
— Purchase and download software from a website, or
— Prepare and e-file directly on a secure website.
The first two methods (CD or download) are the most troublesome. They require installing software on the user’s computer that takes up disk space, requires compatibility with the user’s machine, and is vulnerable to any virus or malware on the user’s computer. In addition, the CD sold at retail stores was produced and shipped before IRS or state revenue departments finalized their tax laws for 2009. This means CD users need to download and install updates from the Internet before the software can be used to do online taxes.
If you want easy tax preparation with the fastest refunds and most secure way to do taxes, go to an Authorized IRS e-file Provider’s website, like www.ezTaxReturn.com. The user is asked simple questions, and there’s no math, no forms and no tax knowledge required to prepare and e-file quickly and easily. Taxpayers who e-file and choose direct deposit receive their refund in as little as 8 days. It’s a fast, easy and stress-free way to do online taxes, get a refund quickly, and save some trees, too.
ezTaxReturn.com is designed to take the hassle, stress and high cost out of doing online taxes. Created by economists and communication professionals, ezTaxReturn.com helps simplify the process, and minimize the time and cost of filing federal and state taxes. By helping taxpayers save time and reduce errors with electronic online tax filing, instead of filing with paper, ezTaxReturn.com helps taxpayers, the government and the forests.