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IRS E-File tool set for widespread use by thousands.

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  • IRS E-File tool launched to wider public
  • Expected to be used by about 100,000 taxpayers this filing season

The article discusses the launch of the IRS E-File tool to the wider public, with Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo predicting that about 100,000 taxpayers will use the tool this filing season. The tool, known as Direct File, is available to taxpayers with relatively simple returns in 12 states, including New York, California, and Texas, allowing them to file their returns directly to the federal government at no cost. As of the launch, about 15,000 taxpayers have already used Direct File to create an account or complete a return.

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The free, IRS-run tax filing tool that launched to the wider public Tuesday is expected to be used by about 100,000 taxpayers this filing season, Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo said. Taxpayers with relatively simple returns in 12 states, including New York, California, and Texas, are eligible to file their returns directly to the federal government at no cost starting Tuesday after months of internal IRS testing. About 15,000 taxpayers have created an account, started a return, or completed a return using Direct File, Treasury later clarified on Tuesday. The tool is a point of contention for Republicans and …


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