MOUNTAINSIDE— New Jerseyans e-filed a record 2.78 million federal income tax returns during 2009 for tax year 2008, up nearly 8 percent from last year’s total of 2.58 million e-filers. About two out of three New Jersey taxpayers, 65 percent, e-filed this year; out of the 4.2 million returns filed.
“More and more New Jerseyans continue to hit the ‘send button’ on their computers when it comes to filing their federal tax returns,” said New Jersey’s IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “Taxpayers and tax professionals alike are discovering and taking advantage of the benefits of e-filing.”
Nationwide, taxpayers e-filed a record 95 million federal income tax returns during 2009 for tax year 2008, up almost 6 percent from last year’s total of nearly 90 million e-filers. About two out of three taxpayers e-filed this year, 67 percent; out of the 141 million returns filed.
Taxpayers who e-file from a personal computer represent a significant segment of those who electronically file.
In New Jersey, a quarter of all e-filers are filing their returns themselves from a personal computer. More than 691,000 returns were e-filed by New Jerseyans from personal computers.
Nationwide, more than a third of all e-filers are filing their returns themselves from a personal computer. More than 32 million returns were e-filed from personal computers, up almost 20 percent from last year’s record of 27 million.
Nationwide, more than 3 million taxpayers filed their tax returns for free through the IRS Free File program. This year for the first time, taxpayers could also file directly to the IRS by completing a Form 1040 on IRS.gov; 273,000 taxpayers used this new way to file.
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