When you’re entitled to a refund at tax time, it’s understandable that you want to receive it as quickly as possible. E-filing your tax return is efficient, reduces errors, and it’s the quickest way to get your refund.
By e-filing your tax returns, you can typically expect your refund within 3 weeks or less and choosing direct deposit further facilitates the process.
When you e-file your returns, you’ll receive a text within 24-48 hours that your state and/or federal return has been accepted. Conversely, if for some reason an error has occurred, you’ll have the opportunity to go back and fix the problem before resubmitting via e-file.
According to the IRS, there’s only a 1 percent error rate on returns that are filed electronically, compared to a 20 percent error rate with paper returns. There are numerous online options for completing tax returns that will walk individuals through every step of the filing process and check for mistakes that can be rectified before sending the return.
Choosing the direct deposit option ensures your refund is deposited directly into your bank account. You won’t have to worry about having a refund check lost or stolen from your mailbox. It’s a common problem around tax time and once a paper check is gone, there’s no way to retrieve it. If you use one of the many cash apps available, you can also have your refund deposited into your cash app account.
Money and Deadlines
Depending on the taxpayer, some individuals can complete and e-file their taxes for free. Shop around to find the best option. Many companies advertise low-cost tax preparation and e-filing, but individuals only find out upon completion that they owe nearly as much as if they’d taken their taxes to a tax professional.
If you’re among the millions of people that procrastinate on their taxes, e-filing is an excellent way to ensure you beat filing deadlines and avoid penalties. You’ll still be able to receive your tax refund in 3 weeks or less.
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