State Department of Revenue officials are hopeful the number of taxpayers filing electronically will continue to go up this year. Tax season is underway and over 52,000 state returns have already come in. DOR Secretary Rick Chandler says they’ll process about three million individual returns before the April 18th tax deadline.
Chandler says about 75-percent of those are expected to be done using Wisconsin’s e-file system.
E-file provides a secure way to quickly submit your return electronically, without having to mail anything in to the state. It also allows the state to direct deposit any refund you’re owed directly in to a bank account within a few days and allows the state to save money on the cost of processing returns.
Information on e-filing state returns can be found on the DOR website.
Chandler says help is also available across the state at various Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites. Taxpayers can call 211 for information on locations.
The Secretary says taxpayers have access to several options and can pick what works best for them.