Monday, May 5, 2014

Personal income tax e-filing sets record

More Rhode Island personal income tax returns were filed electronically this season than at any point since e-filing began. 

When e-file started in 1995, for tax year 1994, a total of 1,810 Rhode Island personal income tax returns were e-filed – a tiny fraction of all returns filed. So far in 2014, for tax year 2013, a total of 474,570 Rhode Island personal income tax returns have been e-filed, representing approximately 87 percent of all returns filed.

“Tax preparers and taxpayers have embraced the many benefits of e-filing,” said Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan. E- filing saves time and money, and results in fewer errors and faster processing, said Peter McVay, associate director of revenue services. 

E-filing has increased in recent years, too.

Type of filing:
TY 2007
TY 2013
E-filed returns
Paper returns without barcode
Paper returns with barcode
Tax year 2007 returns filed through April 29, 2008, and tax year 2013 returns filed through April 30, 2014. Some figures rounded.