What is E-Filing?

 

E-filing lets you transfer your tax information directly from your computer to the IRS.

The advantages of e-filing include:

  • The IRS receives your return almost instantly, unlike a mailed paper return.
  • E-filed returns contain fewer errors. The IRS doesn’t need to re-enter your tax information in its system.
  • If you expect a refund, you’ll receive your refund check within three weeks.Your refund will come sooner if you deposit your refund directly into your bank account. If you file a paper return, it usually takes four to eight weeks to receive a refund check.

Related Topics

Related Resources

Does the IRS Recognize Domestic Partners as Being Married?

If you were a part of a civil union or had a domestic partner, what filing status should you use on your tax return? Find out from the experts at H&R Block.

Did You Know: Wacky Tax Deductions

Learn about some of the weirdest, funniest tax deductions ever allowed by the IRS with H&R Block. You never know what wacky tax deduction could apply to you.

Tips for Claiming a Casualty Loss Tax Deduction

2017 has beckoned record-topping natural disasters. From wildfires in California to hurricanes throughout the south, the casualty loss tax deduction is a hot topic. Read to learn more.

Can You Deduct Commuting Costs On Your Taxes?

Are commuting costs deductible on your taxes? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.