What is IRS Efile?

Frequently Asked Efile Questions

What is IRS E-file?

What is IRS E-File?

The IRS e-file program is the fastest way to receive your income tax refund. The IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days last year. The same results are expected for tax year 2024.

You will be able to check on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS has received your e-filed return versus 4 weeks if you mail a paper return.

Visit http://www.irs.gov/Refunds for further information.

The IRS e-file program offers a quick, easy, and accurate alternative to paper tax returns. Doing your taxes online with OnLine Taxes and e-filing your tax return is by far the fastest way to receive your income tax refund. E-file is safe, secure (secured by Verisign), easy (prepare and e-file in as little as 20 minutes), and the most accurate way to file your tax return.

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OnLine Taxes is an IRS Authorized e-file Provider and Partner:

  • e-file Partners for Individual Taxpayers
  • e-file for Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals
  • Federal/State e-file

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

1. When can I start e-filing my tax return in 2023? And when is the due date?
  The IRS will begin accepting individual tax returns on January 29, 2024. The due date for individuals tax returns or requests for extensions are due by April 15, 2024.

2. If I didn't file a tax return last year, can I still e-file my tax return this year?
  Yes. You can still e-file your tax return even if you didn't file a tax return last year. The OLT online tax software, on the Self-Select Pin page, will ask you your Last Year Adjusted Gross Income for the IRS authentication purpose. If you didn't file last year, then enter 0 as your Last Year Adjusted Gross Income.

3. If I cannot remember my prior year AGI or PIN, do I have to paper file?
  No, the Internal Revenue Service has implemented several ways to find prior year AGI to assist taxpayers who want to file electronically but cannot provide the necessary information from their prior year tax return. Follow this link to Transcript Information.

4. Can you send an amended income tax return electronically?
  If you need to amend your 2021, 2022 and 2023 Forms 1040 or 1040-SR you can now file the Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return electronically.

5. Can I e-file my income tax return even though I am filing a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Claim and Allocation?
  Yes, you can file electronically.

6. What software is approved for IRS online e-file?
  The IRS does not endorse or warrant any specific software, but has provided links to electronic filing software web sites at the IRS On-Line Tax Companies page. OLT.com is one of them. Also, consider filing with an Authorized IRS online e-file Provider. Online Taxes at OLT.com is an authorized E-File provider since 1999.

7. We will be filing a joint tax return. Can we file our return electronically?
  Yes. Filing your return electronically is faster, safer, and more accurate than mailing your tax return because it is transmitted over telephone lines directly to an IRS computer.

8. How long after I change my name with social security will I be able to file my tax return electronically?
  Generally, two weeks after you change your name with the Social Security Administration, the IRS should have the information and you should be able to file electronically. If you do not have two weeks to wait before the due date for filing your return timely, you will need to file a paper return.

9. If I file electronically, what do I do with my W-2 forms?
  When filing electronically you enter your Form W-2 (PDF) information into the software and OLT sends the electronic return to the IRS including this information. In addition, you should keep them in a safe place with a copy of your tax return.

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