E-filing Takes Hassles Out of Taxes
USA Today Online (02/15/02) Vol. 32, No. 2 p.22; Block, Sandra

E-filing takes the sting and the hassle out of filing income taxes. Taxpayers who e-file receive their refunds within three weeks or less if the check is directly deposited into a bank account, compared to paper filing, which can take up to six weeks. Another benefit to e-filing is that people tend to make fewer mistakes. Electronically filed returns have a 99 percent accuracy rate over paper returns, and in the event of a problem, the mistake is corrected quickly. E-filed returns can also be tracked electronically, so there is little chance of a filing getting lost.


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