HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record 4.2 million 2010 personal income tax returns were filed electronically, the Department of Revenue said today.
The electronically filed returns represent roughly 69 percent of all returns filed to date. The state has received 19 percent more tax returns electronically so far this year compared to the total number of similarly filed returns last year.
"Electronic filing is a win-win for taxpayers: it lets filers receive refunds more quickly while saving state government $3.18 in processing costs per return," said Secretary of Revenue Daniel Meuser. "Electronic filing is more efficient for the department, which benefits all Pennsylvania taxpayers, and it provides enhanced customer service through error-reducing automatic calculators, faster refunds and direct-deposit options."
Taxpayers who use e-file options may have refunds deposited directly into bank accounts or pay balances due electronically. This year, more than 934,000 taxpayers chose to directly deposit refunds; more than 292,000 paid taxes through electronic funds transfer; and more than 17,000 individuals paid state taxes by credit card.
For more information on electronic filing options, visit www.revenue.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Elizabeth Brassell, 717-787-6960
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Revenue