St. Louis Public Radio News
4:03 pm
Mon May 17, 2004

Record Number of Illinoisans File Taxes Online

Springfield, Ill. – Officials at the Illinois Revenue Department say 200-thousand Illinoisans filed their tax returns online this year.

That's 67% more than last year's then-record number of e-filers.

The state says online filing gets people their tax returns quicker, and saves the state $1 in paperwork costs for each electronic return.

In all, online filings represented about 37% of all of the 5.7 million returns filed in Illinois.