E-filing is when an individual electronically submits their taxes to the government through the use of computer software and the internet. After a person completes their taxes they can be easily submitted for review and a refund.
To submit taxes using the IRS e-file, one may consider visiting their site. The IRS has created a program known as “free file” which allows for individuals to prepare and e-file their taxes online for free.
The program is eligible for taxpayers with a gross income of $57,000 or less, thanks to the Free File Alliance LLC, a private sector tax preparation software companies. The IRS e-file program allows individuals to search for a company that will fit their needs as well as answer questions, help with math, check for accuracy and errors, and of course e-file. Tax returns may also be easily accessible and more prompt due to the IRS e-file system.
When choosing to make use of the e-file, tax returns can be sent back to the taxpayer at a quicker rate because the information entered in the tax return and then e-filed goes directly to the IRS computer. This information is then saved, reviewed, and approved.
The IRS e-file option is not only more efficient and timely, but also leaves less room for mistakes and complications.
If an individual’s gross income does exceed the eligible amount, IRS e-filing is still an option when a tax preparation software is either purchased or downloaded online.