Many Iowans are doing their federal taxes using computer software, but an I-R-S official says they’re making it tougher than they need to.
The Director of Electronic Tax Administration for the I-R-S, Bert Dumars, says last year over 260-thousand Iowans did their taxes using computer software — but still filed a paper copy of their returns through the mail. Dumars says they had over 800-thousand Iowans who used e-file.
Dumars says they’re trying to encourage people who use the computer software to take the next step in the electronic cycle and e-file their taxes. He says there are several benefits to e-filing.
Dumars says e-filing has only a one-percent error rate, while paper returns have a 20-percent error rate. Plus Dumars says you’ll get your refund back faster by e-filing. There’s been some concerns raised recently about the knowledge of tax preparers.
Dumars has this advice on selecting someone to do your taxes. Dumars says it’s always good to shop around and find someone you trust. He says if you have questions you can go to: I-R-S-dot-gov on the internet and click on the link “electronic I-R-S.” Dumars says it’s the 20th anniversary of e-filing for federal taxes.
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