The techno-era has now reached the IRS world. You can now file taxes online. The IRS introduced e-filing last year in the state of Georgia and the online format showed great success. Make filing easy, fast, and accurate by submitting online.
"This year here in Georgia we anticipate 4.1 million Georgians to file returns out of that 4.1 million we anticipate more than 3.2 to take advantage of electronic filing," said IRS rep. Mark Green.
Green understands the growing technology movement and says filing your taxes online can make the process smoother than years past. If you make less than 58-thousand dollars a year, you're qualified to submit your taxes online, 24-7, for free.
"It's a step by step process where you just input your information from a series of questions that we ask you from our software. From there we will calculate the tax return that you have. We in turn will send you an acknowledgment within 24 to 48 hours," said Green.
One of the benefits of "e-filing" is the timeliness of the process. Where ground mail could take 4 to 6 weeks to return a check, the online "e-filing" is much faster.
"And you can expect to have your refund in as little as 7 to 10 business days," said Green.
Green says filing online is convenient for tax payers because they don't have to wait on a check to be delivered.
"The good part about this is you can have your refund directly deposited into your checking, your savings, you can even buy a savings bond if you will," said Green.
For those without internet access you can find a volunteer income tax assistant site near you by calling 2-1-1. Another option is visiting the I-R-S offices in
"Just bring in your information such as your social security number, dependence information, W-2 information and anything relevant to your taxes we can prepare that information for you on the spot," said Green.
If you're interested in e-filing go to www.IRS.gov and for all the smart phone lovers out there, the IRS just released a new app called IRS to go. It's a free app. where you can track the process of your return, find tax filing tips, or follow the IRS on twitter.