Nearly 60 percent file tax returns online

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More people are E-filing
Year Total
Returns
(millions)
Total
E-filings
(millions)
Percent E-file
1997 121.5 19.2 16%
1998 123.8 24.6 20%
1999 125.9 29.3 23%
2000 128.4 35.4 28%
2001 131.0 40.2 31%
2002 131.7 46.9 36%
2003 131.6 52.9 40%
2004 132.2 61.5 47%
2005 134.0 68.5 51%
2006 136.1 73.3 54%

Fifty-seven percent of all the income tax returns filed this year were done electronically over the Internet.

Since 2001, the number of e-filed returns has almost doubled, and during the past decade the number has increased four-fold.

The 2007 level is up about 9 percent from the 73 million returns filed for the same period last year. Of the 139.3 million returns filed in 2007, 79.98 million or about 57.4 percent were filed electronically.