IRS officials say electronic filing of income tax returns is at record rates this year, with just over 884,000 tax returns filed electronically by Alabamians. That's an 8.5 percent increase over last year, the IRS says Thursday.
Nationwide, the Internal Revenue Service has seen a seven percent increase in e-filing so far this year.
These figures include self-prepared returns and returns done by tax preparers.
Compared to the nation, a higher percentage of Alabama taxpayers are expected to e-file in 2005.
The IRS expects 66 percent of the tax returns filed by Alabamians to be e-filed this year, while, nationwide the IRS expects for the first time to have just over 50 percent of all individual tax returns filed electronically.
The number of self-prepared returns e-filed by Alabamians continues to run about 14 percent ahead of last year's figures.