Infographic: Dramatic rise in e-filing taxes

George Chidi
by George Chidi, Contributor

 

In 2001, most people filed their taxes with a pen and a stamp. Today, that's the rarity. Since the millennium, the rate of e-filing IRS forms has grown from about 30 percent of filers to about 80 percent.

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That growth is slowing down now, simply because increasingly fewer people still cling to paper forms, but the number of e-filers continues to rise. So if you insist on filing a paper return, you're rapidly becoming an anomaly. Here’s a look at the rise of e-filing over the past few years. 

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