The easiest way to file your taxes is electronically. Here are the top five reasons to choose e-file:

  1. It’s easy.
  2. It’s convenient.
  3. It’s safe and secure.
  4. You’ll get your refund faster if you choose direct deposit – usually in 21 days or less.
  5. If you owe taxes, you can make an electronic payment when you file electronically. If you file early, you can electronically schedule an automatic payment from your bank account on any day up to and including the filing deadline. You can also schedule an electronic payment using IRS Direct Pay.