Do-It-Yourself Tax Filing Growing

Over the past four years do–it–yourself tax preparation through a home computer and e–filing has increased significantly and the software products are in high demand.

At the Best Buy in Grand Junction there are many software products to choose from including the more popular brands like Turbo Tax and H & R Block's Tax Cut. Experts say as a result of this software more people are choosing to file their own taxes.

According to the IRS, in 2006, 20.3 million taxpayers e–filed their returns from home, an increase of 18.8 percent from the year before.

The IRS says taxpayers with a computer, a modem or Internet access and tax preparation software can e–file their tax returns from home any time, day or night. Within 48 hours, the IRS notifies the taxpayer through a transmitter whether or not the return is accepted.