Tax filings via home PC are up 40 percent

Tax filings via home PC are up 40 percent

So far this year, about 4.8 million users have filed income tax returns from home computers, a 40 percent increase over last year, according to the IRS.

'We're seeing strong growth in e-filing [from home] this year,' said Terry Lutes, director of the Electronic Tax Administration. 'Greater accuracy, faster refunds and an acknowledgment of filing are benefits of the e-file experience.'

The IRS also noted an increase in one-stop tax filing, with more than 11.5 million taxpayers jointly filing their federal and state returns electronically. That's a 20 percent increase over last year.

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