Electronic Filing describes the method of submitting a tax return to a taxing agency (e.g. the IRS) via an electronic method. When a tax returns is submitted electronically, it travels across the Internet to a tax agency’s server computer.
Absolutely. Electronically filed tax return information is always encrypted before it is transmitted. Since the IRS began accepting tax returns electronically in 1991, with millions of tax returns filed electronically, there have been no reported instances of data theft.
Unfortunately, no. The process of electronically filing a self-prepared return requires as much effort as actually preparing the taxes for you. We will gladly prepare your taxes and electronically file them for you; however, we do not provide the service of electronically filing a self-prepared return.