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Fast E-File Tips for Tax Season


E-file is a cooperative tax filing program that makes it possible for taxpayers to file both federal and state individual income tax returns electronically. Electronic filing, paying, and using direct deposit for a refund comes with many benefits.

Why e-file your income tax return?

  • Easy, step-by-step instructions. E-file software makes it easier for taxpayers to complete income tax forms by prompting them with questions.
  • Faster refunds. On average, refunds arrive up to six times sooner than when filing by paper.
  • Accurate. Taxpayers can input or upload their figures and e-file software does the rest, providing error detection before they file.
  • Automatic. Returns are transferred right into ADOR's systems. No mail delivery wait time. No paper opening. No sorting. No manual data entry.
  • Proof of acceptance. Taxpayers receive an acknowledgment of receipt from both the IRS and ADOR via the service, so they will know their returns have been received and accepted.
  • Secure. Information is encrypted and securely transmitted to the IRS and ADOR.
  • Convenient. The convenience of filing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from home.

Why e-pay?

  • Single-step. In a single step, taxpayers can e-file and e-pay.
  • No need for paper checks. File early and schedule an online payment for a date prior to the April due date.
  • Peace of mind. Automatically withdrawals from the taxpayer's account and no need to worry or watch transaction activity.
  • No unauthorized withdrawals will be made. Payment information will only be used for the tax payment(s) authorized by a taxpayer.
  • Secure. No payment information disclosed, other than to process the authorized transaction.
  • No ADOR service charges for e-check. Although ADOR charges no service fees, taxpayers should check with their own financial institutions about any fees they may charge.

Why use direct deposit?

  • Fast. Receive the refund in your account within two business days - even faster if e-filed! Paper refunds are mailed within three business days after approval, plus mail delivery time, plus a trip to the bank can equal a week later.
  • Extra secure. There is no check to get lost.
  • More convenient. No trip to the bank to deposit the check. All you need is your routing and account number.
  • Free. No cost for direct deposit.
  • Flexible. Available whether the return is filed electronically or by paper.

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