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E-Filing 1-2-3


How to e-file. It's as easy as 1-2-3 !

Step 1 - Get all your tax information together! - You'll save time and won't have to stop in the middle of preparing your return to find a missing document. Here's what you'll need :

  • Social Security numbers for yourself, your spouse, and any dependents.
  • W-2 forms from all employers are required for yourself and your spouse
  • 1099 forms for Dividends, Retirement, or other income, or any 1099 forms with Income Tax Withholding.
  • Receipts for expenses for Itemized Deductions (Schedule A).
  • Receipts and records for other income or expenses.
  • Bank Account numbers (for a fast refund).
  • Complete information on what records you need, and how long to keep your records.
Step 2 - Choose the method of e-filing that works for you:
  • Tax Professional
  • Personal Computer
  • Free File


Step 3 - e-file it!

Paid Preparer - If using a Tax Preparer, be sure to take all your information with you, and don't forget to ask for e-file! Use our locator service to find an Authorized IRS e-file Provider nearest you.

Personal Computer - Online filers, just answer the simple questions in your tax preparation software, and the software will do the rest for you. For faster refunds have your bank account number handy.

Find an option that best fits your needs. It's easy…

Relax. You're done. Now SHARE - tell a family member or friend e-file is the smart way to file their federal and state income tax returns!


Last Updated 6/17/2014