IRS predicts electronic tax filings will pass 50 percent mark

IRS predicts electronic tax filings will pass 50 percent

The IRS anticipates that more than half of all taxpayers will file electronically during the 2005 tax-filing season that begins today.

More than half of the expected 133 million individual tax returns will be filed through the IRS’ e-file program this year, IRS commissioner Mark Everson said. Last year, almost 62 million people used e-file, or roughly 49 percent.

“We will continue to improve customer service as we work to strengthen our enforcement efforts,” Everson said.

The IRS will expand 1040 Central, a one-stop Web shop for tax return needs on IRS.gov. The newly expanded page will connect taxpayers to basic income tax preparation needs, such as key forms, answers to frequently asked questions and critical links to key tax issues.

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