What is electronic filing (e-filing)?

Electronic filing means you transmit your return to the IRS by computer instead of you mailing it to them by U.S. Mail.

Last year, nearly 100 million taxpayers opted for the safest, fastest and easiest way to submit their individual tax returns - IRS e-file. Since 1990, taxpayers have e-filed nearly 1 billion Form 1040 series tax returns safely and securely.