As the tax deadline closes in, state officials are urging Wisconsinites to e-file.
The state Department of Revenue says over 2.5 million tax returns have already been turned in this year. Secretary Roger Ervin says the number filed electronically is growing, with nearly 71-percent of returns expected to be electronically filed this year, about a 4-percent increase over last year.
That's about a 4-percent increase over last year. Ervin says taxpayers who still haven't filed before Tuesday's deadline should consider e-file. He says those refunds often come back more quickly than paper returns, with an average turn around of just four days if taxpayers select direct deposit.
Ervin says e-file is more efficient for taxpayers and the state. The Department is working to make sure the service will be available to all individual income tax filings by next year, although most residents can already use the option.
State and federal taxes need to be filed by Tuesday, April 15th.