E-Filing Options

You have three options for e-filing your return.

  1. Use your own tax software and computer
  2. Use a third party transmitter
  3. Use a professional tax preparer

Use your own tax software and computer

Prepare your own return using your tax software. Use your computer to e-file your return.

For example, if you use TurboTax software to do your taxes, Intuit Electronic Filing Center is the e-file provider who transmits your tax information to the IRS.

The software instructions will guide you through the e-filing process (it's easy).

Use a third party transmitter

Prepare your own return, then, pay an e-file Partner authorized to transmit tax information electronically to the IRS.

Use a professional tax preparer

  • Have your taxes prepared and e-filed by a tax professional.
  • If the tax professional can't e-file directly to the IRS, a third party transmitter can be used. 

When you e-file your return you're still responsible for sending in any taxes due on or before the due date of your return.

You can choose to file a completely paperless tax return by using a Self-Select PIN as your signature. With a Self-Select PIN, there is no paper signature document to send in!

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