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IRS Tax e-file (electronic tax filing)
Why file electronically with eSmart Tax? E-file is e-fficient.
With eSmart Tax's efile service, your online income tax return is processed faster, and you should receive an acknowledgement from the IRS within 48 hours after your return is filed. If you're due a refund and you are using direct deposit, you accelerate the time it takes to receive the refund to as little as 10 days. If you owe, you can file any time during the filing season and then pay your balance by April 15th. Once a tax return is submitted using eSmart Tax, the IRS then processes your return. Say goodbye to old-fashioned paper filing methods, the greater risk of errors, and the month or longer wait for a refund check in the mail.
Efile is accurate and quick. You will receive an e-mail confirmation after it is received and processed by the IRS.
Electronic filing online is convenient and saves time. You can typically file your Federal and State tax returns together. With Internet and broadband, you can prepare your tax returns at your convenience and in the comfort of your home.
Efiling is different from paper filing. Information (name, SSN, birthday, etc.) on an efiled return will be checked against IRS records and any errors will result in a rejection. You can then correct, revise, and resubmit. Efiling with eSmart Tax should be thought of as a complete filing, processing, and acceptance cycle, while paper filing is just a submission of your tax return for processing. Both may still be audited, but using eSmart Tax allows you to find and correct many common errors. Electronic return processing is typically very fast. Even with a rejection and resubmit, using efile and eSmart Tax, your return is still often processed much faster than a paper return.
Efile is convenient, fast, accurate, low-cost and you will receive confirmation and your tax refund much faster.