As of December 30th 2016, the IRS reported that it received over 152 million tax returns during the filing season. Almost 132 million of those were e-filed. The IRS wants to remind taxpayers that “…e-file is the safest, fastest and easiest way to submit their individual tax returns.” [source] Buy why is it easier, faster and safer?
The process of e-filing your taxes starts with preparing your taxes with an online application like ezTaxReturn.com. You will be guided step-by-step through preparing your tax return with plain English questions and instructions. One of the advantages to preparing your taxes online is that these programs are updated constantly to reflect the latest tax laws and changes, but the biggest advantage is that you are guaranteed to get the biggest possible refund.
After your taxes have been prepared and checked, e-filing it is as easy as clicking a button. This is when your taxes actually get “e-filed”. It’s faster simply because once it is e-filed, the IRS has your return in their computers. That is much faster than waiting for the Post Office to collect an envelope with a paper return in it from the mailbox, process it, and transport it to the nearest Department of the Treasury. As an added bonus, because the IRS gets your return faster, you will get your refund faster.
Lastly, it’s one of the safest ways to send your tax return. The IRS has very strict regulations and requirements when it comes to the safety of your personal information. If you choose to file with ezTaxReturn.com be assured that we not only meet, but exceed all required safety precautions. All our infrastructure, policies and processes are subject to ongoing review by international experts in information security. Our servers are located in maximum-security data centers which are accessible only to registered personnel and only after biometric identification, and our website is audited daily using over 7,000 different security tests based on hacker activity information collected every 15 minutes from hundreds of private and government sources worldwide.