At the beginning of every year literally millions of people across the country are rushing to get their tax returns. A lot of people choose to file on paper which can be plagued by the usual delays of using the mail. If you would like to get your return more promptly then the best option is probably to e-file.
Doing taxes used to be a mess of paperwork for most people. Many people used to use expensive preparation services to help them deal with this chore. Now there is no need to go through endless papers or to take your taxes to someone else. Millions of people now choose to file electronically and you could say that this has become the norm.
E-filing has advantages. First of all there is software designed to help make it much easier than in the past. You can make sure you do not miss out on any deductions as well as maximize your refund with this help. No more getting confused sorting through reams of papers looking for obscure instructions. Another nice advantage of filing electronically is that your refund will be processed right away and can be direct deposited to your account within days of filing in some cases.
So if you are looking for the best ways to take care of your tax returns, perhaps you should look at the many ways to e-file. You will save time and money as well as receiving any money owed you quicker than through the mail.
- The Pros and Cons of Filing Your Tax Return Early (2012tax.org)
- E-File Tax Returns May Be Slower This Year (2012taxes.org)