The IRS is Making Immense High-Tech Strides

Electronic Filing Services Are Taxpayers’ First Choice!

This tax season, the IRS has devised a plethora of useful virtual features to facilitate the taxpaying process greatly.  Tara Lynn Wagner of NY1 reports as follows:

“Once again, it’s that time of year when people’s thoughts turn toward taxes. The good news is that help has arrived for all those persistent procrastinators, however.

In 2012, taxes will not be officially overdue until after April 17 – two days later than the traditional filing deadline. This is per IRS spokeswoman Dianne Besunder.

Ms. Besunder further advised that prompt filing yields correspondingly faster refund receipt – especially for electronic filers.  According to Besunder, a whopping 79 percent of US taxpayers filed via electronic means last tax season.

Using electronic filing services also offers taxpayers the advantage of enhanced accuracy in addition to much speedier returns. Besunder stated that overall error incidence of e-filed returns is only one percent – as opposed to traditional paper-based filings’ cumulative inaccuracies of 20 percent.

The best news is that  taxpayers whose gross annual income falls below $57,000 may utilize IRS electronic filing software for free. Registration via the official IRS website at IRS.gov is the only requirement.

Virtual Service (“VS”) is an innovative IRS pilot program that is currently in the beta testing phase. VS permits taxpayers to talk with IRS reps via video conferencing from 10 major IRS locations throughout the US.

For further details about VS, various IRS YouTube videos, and social media networking resources, call 1-800-829-1040 or visit IRS.gov.


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