Frequently Asked Questions

Q : What is OnLine Electronic Filing?

A : OnLine Electronic Filing (eFile) is filing your returns via the Internet, with products such as 

If you eFile your taxes using our system, the Service Campuses/Centers will acknowledge its receipt and indicate to us if your return was accepted or rejected.


Online eFiling consists primarily of four parts:

  1. Construction of the return based on the information you provide;

  2. Formatting of the fileable electronic file (eFile) and the printable (.pdf) file for the user to download;

  3. eFiling (transmitting) your tax eFile, and;

  4. Filing the paper portion: If you are required to submit certain paper documents, the Form 8453 may be used to transmit and summarize these paper documents as referenced in What happens if my return is accepted?


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