One of life’s great pleasures is spending hours filling in your tax return.
Well there must be someone out there who actually enjoys filling in every detail of their finances in return for maybe having to send some money over in tax due, but for the rest of us, it is a necessary chore that you just want to get over and done with as quickly as possible.
The fact that now well over 80% of American’s tax returns are now e-filed every year is not just positive proof that we live in a digital age, but also testament to the fact that at least we find the fun of filing our tax return less arduous when we go down the electronic filing route.
This infographic takes a look at the early days of e-filing and from a slow take up in the beginning, citizen have subsequently proved keen to embrace the concept of filing their taxes online in greater and greater numbers.
It has only been since about 2002 that the e-filing process became totally paperless and before this, anyone filing their taxes online still had to submit a signature in the mail, which almost defeated the object of going online to save time and the hassle of posting.
Thankfully, everything is now totally online and the vast majority of Americans are making the most of the digital service to file their taxes, unless of course you enjoy spending hours poring over paper documents and then walking down to the mailbox.