With tax season in full swing, many people are scrambling to find a tax preparer to file their 2015 tax returns. This year, why not consider the many benefits of e-filing your taxes? Take the advice of ATAX, a reputable provider of financial and accounting services with over 40 locations in the U.S. ATAX offers tax preparation, bookkeeping, and small business services to its many clients who rely on ATAX's expertise.
Many taxpayers nowadays file their tax returns electronically, and the experts at ATAX explain that e-filing your taxes is a better option than filing a paper return. One of the big advantages that e-filers have over paper filers is that e-filing can reduce tax filing errors. The error rate for a paper return is 21%, while the e-file return error rate is only 1% because tax software catches many math mistakes. If the IRS does find an error on your tax return, they can send you a timely error report so you can fix the mistake.
The IRS processes the electronically filed returns much more quickly than paper returns — usually within 24 to 48 hours. E-filers also receive their refund more quickly than they would if they were to mail it in. Refunds come in about 14 days if they use itemized tax deductions or 10 days if they do not itemize their deductions. Those filing a paper return have to wait up to six weeks before they can receive their refund. E-filers also receive proof that the IRS received and accepted their return, giving them the peace of mind that the IRS has their information.
Let ATAX help you prepare your income tax return and get all the deductions you are entitled to receive. Schedule an appointment at one of their locations by calling (866) 999-2829, or visit their website for more information about their tax preparation and accounting services.