E-file still available for extended tax filers


By Karen Connelly

Special to The SUN

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who previously filed for an extension of time to file their tax return that they can electronically file (e-file) their returns until Oct. 15.

About 10 million taxpayers nationwide file their tax returns after April 15. Last year, nearly 240,000 Coloradoans filed for an extension of time.

IRS e-file will be available through Oct. 15 to serve these taxpayers.

E-filing is convenient, safe and secure, and taxpayers receive confirmation to keep with their records. Those who wish to e-file can do so through:

• A tax professional — Ask your tax professional if they participate in the e-file program.

• A home computer — A computer with a modem or Internet access and tax preparation software are all that is necessary. E-filing via home computer can be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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