Electronic Filing of Tax Returns
IRS involvement in Electronic Tax
Administration began in 1986
with the first pilot of electronic filing which consisted of the electronic transmission of 25,000 individual refund returns from a handful of professional tax preparers through third party transmitters.
Sixteen years later, IRS e-file programs
had evolved so that approximately
one out of every five individual
taxpayers were filing electronically.
To facilitate the growth, numerous enhancements
and features had been added to the program over the years.