Benefits of IRS e-file
Below is a table of the benefits of the IRS e-file.
IRS e-filers may be eligible for Free File
Free file allows qualified taxpayers to prepare and e-file their own tax returns for free using
commercially available online tax preparation software.
Review online tax software provider offering and determine if you are eligible by vising the Free File
page at the IRS website.
IRS e-file is fast, easy and convenient
Get your refund in half the time as paper filers do, even faster and safer with direct deposit.
Sign electronically and file a completely paperless return.
Receive an electronic proof of receipt within 48 hours that the IRS received our return.
If you owe, you can e-file and authorize an electronic funds withdrawal or pay by credit card. If you
e-file before April 17, 2007, you can schedule an electronic funds withdrawal from your checking or
savings account as late as April 15 or the tax due date.
Prepare and file your federal and state returns together and save time.
IRS e-file is accurate and secure
IRS computers quickly and automatically check for errors or other missing information.
The chance of being audited does not differ whether you e-file or file a paper return.
Your bank account information is safeguarded along with other tax return information. The IRS does not
have access to credit card numbers.