Difference between E-File and Paper File

Updated: Dec 3, 2021




Over 82 million individual taxpayers file their tax electronically in 2017. It is 92% of all U.S. Taxpayers!

Why E-filing is so popular?

  • More Fast and less work

Obviously, E-filing is a more reasonable and faster way to deliver information than mailing Paper Forms. Also, E-filing is more “greener” – you save paper, you save the gas and energy.

  • More Accurate

E-filing means the IRS does not have to re-type your tax return at their service center. In this way, the IRS will make fewer mistakes when processing return. E-filing makes the process easy for the IRS to momently run algorithms and analysis on your return. Human intervention is reduced to zero.

  • Proof of receiving

The biggest benefit for electronic filing is you will receive a confirmation that the IRS has received your tax return. This is proof that the IRS received your tax return and has started processing because of your data analysis in a millisecond.

Who must Paper File only?

  • If you are married, live in a community property state but filing a separate return

  • Claiming a dependent who has already been claimed by someone else

  • Submitting a tax form that cannot be electronically filed (such as a multiple support agreement)

  • Filing before e-file begins (January 15) or after e-file ends (October 15)

All our clients are satisfied through Tax E-file. Would you be next?

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