June 13, 2011
No... I'm not talking about hamburgers.
The IRS has now processed over one billion electronically filed tax returns.This number should grow by over 100 million per year. Approximately 80% of all tax returns are now processed electronically. It costs the government 20 times less to process an e-filed return than a paper filed return. This has saved the US taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
In 2009 Congress had passed a law requiring paid tax preparers to use electronic filing. This year any tax preparer filing 100 or more tax returns was required to e-file. In 2012 any tax preparer filing 11 or more returns will be required to e-file.
I could go for a hamburger about now.......
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