What's the Deal with E-Filing?

The IRS sent me a card in the mail with peer pressure rhetoric about how I should be e-filing because everyone else is and I'm behind the times. This really ticks me off because e-filing costs $15.95. Why would I pay money to file my taxes when I could just mail them in via certified mail with return receipt for $4.50?



2 comments:

Kat said...

I got one each of those from the government and the state. Even though I *did* e-file last year.

RectilinearPropagation said...

Getting your forms in an electronic makes things easier for them but apparently not easy enough to offer it for free or give a compelling reason to pay for it.

You can get it for free if your AGI is low enough. The Consumerist had an article on it.