June 08, 1992
Federal/State Electronic Filing Test to Expand
WASHINGTON - The Internal
Revenue Service will double -- to 14 -- the number of states participating in its test of
Federal/State Electronic Filing next year. This is part of the continuing IRS effort to
reduce the tax filing burden.
In this test, the IRS receives both the federal and state tax return information
electronically. The IRS then gives the state data to the state tax authorities so that
taxpayers don't have to send state returns separately. Those due refunds should get both
federal and state refunds in about three weeks, rather than the six to eight weeks
customary for paper returns.
In 1993, Federal/State Electronic Filing will be offered statewide in Kansas, North
Carolina and South Carolina. Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma
and Utah will join Maine, New York, West Virginia and Wisconsin in conducting more limited
In South Carolina, the only area with a statewide test this past filing season, over
154,000 taxpayers used this option -- over half of the total electronic filers in the
state. About 2500 returns came in from the other six states, where the test was limited to
selected locations or groups of employees.
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