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Paper Filed Tax Returns – 10 Times Higher Error Rates

2009 October 5
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by dtolleth

Many taxpayers prefer mailing a paper copy of their tax return to the Internal Revenue Service, rather than e-filing their return. According to a 10 September 2009 report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, error rates are

historically, less than 2.5 percent for e-filed tax returns versus more than 25 percent for paper-filed returns.

So, there is a much lower chance that the IRS will contact you to correct errors if you e-file.

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