What is Electronic Filing? How can I Electronically file my federal and State Returns? Why should I File Electronically?
What is Electronic Filing?
How can I Electronically file my federal and State Returns?
Why should I File Electronically?
How accurate is Electronic Filing?
Is Electronic Filing Paperless?
However, if a taxpayer is not able to use an IRS self-select PIN, the taxpayer (and spouse, if filing a joint return) must sign Federal Form 8453, Income Tax Declaration For Electronic Filing by Individuals, prior to transmission of the return. The taxpayer is no longer required to mail Form 8453 to DRS but must retain the form and any other required documentation for at least three years to be furnished to DRS only upon request.
How do I pay the tax due?
If you owe money, you now have the following payment options.
You are now able to file your federal and Connecticut Individual Income Tax Returns using your personal computer instead of having to use the services of a professional preparer or manually prepare your return and send it through the mail.
In order to electronically file, you must use commercially available approved software or use an accepted software development Web site listed below. Generally, a small fee is assessed by the Software Company to electronically file your income tax returns. The sites listed below offer a wide variety of e-filing software options. Please click on the logos to view each company's offers. Visit the IRS Free File site for other free filing options.
Filing from home is a paperless transaction. If you use an IRS approved self selected PIN for e-file or use Federal Form 8453, Income Tax Declaration For Electronic Filing by Individuals, the taxpayer is no longer required to mail Form 8453 to DRS but must retain the form and any other required documentation for at least three years to be furnished to DRS only upon request.
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The following companies are approved for Connecticut's
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You can electronically file (e-file) your federal and Connecticut Individual income tax returns using the services of any tax professional accepted to participate in the Connecticut e-file program. Check with your tax professional to see if they are one of our participating preparers.
For your convenience, visit the IRS web site and use their web locator to find an e-file participant near you.