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More Tennesseans Are Filing From Home in 2011

NASHVILLE —- More than half a million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year in Tennessee, an increase of 9 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year.

Nationwide, the number of returns filed from home computers is up almost 6 percent over last year at this time. IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone can use Free File to prepare and e-file their tax returns for free, either by using brand name software or Free File Fillable Forms, which is the electronic version of IRS paper forms.

Individuals or families with 2010 adjusted gross incomes of $58,000 or less can use Free File software. Using Free File Fillable Forms has no income restrictions.

The total number of individual income tax returns that have been e-filed this year by Tennesseans is 1.25 million, an increase of 5 percent from the same time last year. E-file includes both returns filed from home computers and returns e-filed by professional tax return preparers. Nationwide, the total number of returns e-filed has risen by 2 percent compared to last year at this time.

Published March 5, 2011

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