IRS hosts seminars explaining electronic tax filing program

The Internal Revenue Service and the state of Colorado are hosting a series of free seminars throughout the state on how to file taxes electronically.

The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Denver Public Library Conference Center, lower level 10 W. 14th Parkway in downtown Denver. The tax professional community and others interested in offering IRS e-file are invited. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are available for attendees. Seminar topics include the application process, changes to the program, software vendors and information on Federal/State e-file programs.

In the 2000 filing session, more than 35 million federal income tax returns and 12 million state returns were filed electronically by taxpayers using a home computer or telephone. Filing electronically is a choice now, but in the future, it will be required for most taxpayers. Through the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act if 1998, Congress has mandated that 80 percent of federal income tax returns be filed electronically by 2007.

Electronic filers receive an acknowledged receipt their return was accepted, which reduces processing time, increases accuracy and can lead to faster returns. To register, submit your name, your company’s name, address, telephone number and the date and location of the seminar(s) you wish to attend to Kurt Anderson at (303) 446-1360, e-mail kurt.m.anderson@irs.gov, or fax information to (303) 446-1344.