Record numbers e-filing tax returns in Kansas

Tax expert shares red flags for the IRS

With the tax filing deadline a month away, the Internal Revenue Service reports more than 95 percent of Kansas taxpayers have e-filed their federal tax return.

Through March 7, more than 589,000 federal tax returns from Kansas have been e-filed, up 8 percent from last year.  More than 266,000 of those were e-filed from a home computer, up 7 percent from last year.  More than 580,000 have e-filed their state tax return.

Nationwide about 100 million individuals and families who earned $58,000 or less last year, can use brand-name tax software providers to prepare and e-file their federal return for free.  The software’s question and answer format helps find tax breaks, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, does the calculations and selects the right tax form. Free File is only available through the IRS.gov website at www.IRS.gov/freefile.

Taxpayers with a household income less than $52,000 may be able to have their taxes prepared and e-filed by IRS-certified volunteers. More information is available at (800) 906-9887 or on IRS.gov at http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/   Those 60 years old or older can find an AARP Tax-Aide Site to help with their taxes at http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action or by calling 888-227-7669

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