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Subject:  Re: Check vs. EFTPS: Does it matter which? Date:  6/3/2012  6:00 PM
Author:  stevenjklein Number:  116209 of 129671

As you probably know the IRS requires digital filing of the 1040 now…

Actually, I didn't know that. But I've been filing digitally since at least 1999, so that's not a problem.

But it used to be possible (and maybe still is possible) to file digitally, but mail a check by printing out a payment voucher. I used to do that, but now when I file (using H&R Block software on my Mac), I pay via EFT from my checking account.

Back in the days when I still mailed checks, I once got a notice from the IRS saying that I hadn't paid my taxes. This was long after they cashed the check. Fortunately, I was able to provide them with copies of the front & back of the check, and they credited my account.

I suspect problems like that are less likely with electronic payment.
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