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Free File Returns Rise 50 Percent

The number of Free File online returns submitted this year  reached more than 4.1 million, a 50-percent increase over the total in 2019, the Internal Revenue Service said this week. The IRS also reported that 96 percent of those seeking an Economic Impact Payment, used the Non-Filers tool, supported by Free File.

Last year, there were more than 2.7 million such returns. Taxpayers have until October 15 to file returns for tax year 2019.

According to the IRS, more than 7 million non-filers have registered for EIPs with more than 6.7 million using the free tool.  The Non-Filers tool, available on the IRS.gov, remains available through November 21 for those non-filers who have not yet registered.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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