Theme 6: Understanding the IRSLesson 3: Methods of Filing
Most people who work need to file a tax return. Benefits of electronically preparing and transmitting tax returns include increased accuracy, faster refunds, and the ability to file federal and state returns simultaneously.
Activity 1: Tax Scrambler Unscramble tax vocabulary.
Activity 2: Tax Help Select the best electronic filing option.
Activity 3: E-file Scavenger Hunt Search the IRS Web site for information on electronic filing.
Complete the assessment page to test your understanding of the different Methods of Filing.
Who benefits from electronic filing of tax returns?
Did You Know?
On January 24, 1986, the first electronic transmission of tax return data from a preparer to the IRS was completed. By 1989, taxpayers in 36 states could file their taxes electronically, and by 1990, taxpayers throughout the country who expected a refund could file electronically.
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