With a little less than a month to go before the filing deadline, Department of Revenue Secretary Roger Ervin says nearly one million state tax returns have come through Wisconsin’s electronic filing system this year.

In 2009, about 70-percent of all returns were done using e-file. Ervin says there hoping to see about four or five percent growth in the number this year.

Ervin says e-file remains a quick option for many taxpayers, and it can also speed up the time it takes to get any refund that you’re owed. He says that could help out many residents who may be struggling financially right now.

About 170,000 paper returns have been filed so far this year. Ervin thinks those numbers will continue to drop in the coming years as more tax services begin to move online. He says online filing options for property and sales taxes are likely the next big move.

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:04)

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