Rarely can one say that something the U.S. government has done is an instant success. Generally you hear about tax money being used inappropriately or wasted. The bright spot for the government when it comes to tax collection is the IRS efile system. This is definitely money that was well spent. If you haven’t taken advantage of it you should. You’ve already paid for it. The following are the features which make the efile so great.
File your taxes from home
No more late runs to the post office. You can file your taxes in your pajamas. Now that is convenient! You can do it any time of the day or night. It is a 24 hour operation. As long as you have your taxes completed and have a computer with internet connection you are set. No more stress. That is one less thing you have to worry about.
Nothing is lost in the snail mail. As soon as you press the button and submit it you are done. You get a confirmation that lets you know that your tax returns have been received. Lost mail is a thing of the past. Unless you are one of the last holdouts for mailing your returns. If so check it out. You can even print out additional copies.
The sooner you file the sooner you’ll get your refund check. Before you mailed it as soon as you received your W-2 it still took at least four weeks before you got your refund check. Now you can get your refund back within a week if you want a check or less than that if you are willing to accept a deposit directly into your savings or checking account. Think it about it this way, they’ve had your money for a whole year do you really want to let them keep it longer than necessary? You aren’t earning any interest on it while you are waiting for it.
Not only do you save that stamp and gas fare, but it saves the government money by being able to have the returns processed by computer. This in turn also saves you the taxpayer money as they won’t have to pay as much to have returns processed. This is a win win situation.
If you are a major procrastinator or have a family member who is this will save time. Who wants to stand in line at the post office? This is precious time that you’ll never get back. You could be doing something else. Something that you really want to do. Imagine a vacation during the week of April 15th that is paid for by your speedy tax refund. Are you motivated yet?
If you haven’t used IRS efile you are missing out. You can’t beat the ease and convenience of filing taxes from home. You’ll save time, money and be stress free. And a stress free person is a happy person. You’ll enjoy the efile experience.