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Another advantage to e-filing is that if there are any errors, for example, in social security numbers or the amount of your rebate for instance - your return will be checked immediately upon e-filing. If your data entry doesn't jive, your return gets rejected so you can correct it immediately rather than waiting for the letter from IRS several weeks later telling you that they can't complete your return as filed.

As a preparer, yes there are fees I pay that have to be passed on to you, but I do like E-filing. I know the data will be transmitted as I prepared it. I know my client will receive their refund quickly and that they will receive an acknowledgment that the return has been received.

In view of the problems occurring with the mail (anthrax) as well as slow delivery, I like knowing my client's return has been received.
If you have a balance due, you still have until April 15th to pay.

You can also piggy back your state income tax return electronically. In Michigan where I reside, that means my clients will get their MI refund within a week. Sounds like a good plan to me.

Best wishes an do file electronically. It's a good thing to do.

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