New Jerseyans e-filed a record 2.87 million federal income tax returns during 2010 for tax year 2009, up 3.3 percent from last year’s total of 2.78 million e-filers.
“More and more New Jerseyans continue to hit the ‘send button’ on their computers when it comes to filing their federal tax returns,” said New Jersey’s IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “Taxpayers and tax professionals alike are discovering and taking advantage of the benefits of e-filing.”
Nearly 99 million individuals nationwide filed their federal income tax returns electronically during 2010, a 3 percent increase in the IRS e-file rate. Of the 141.5 million returns filed so far this year, almost 70 percent were filed electronically. Last year, nearly 95 million taxpayers or 67 percent used e-file.