April 15, 2005

Yes, believe it or not, we DO have electricity.

Alabama taxpayers lead Southeast in filing tax by e-mail

The Internal Revenue Service says Alabama leads the Southeast - and surpasses the national average - in adopting electronic methods for filing and paying income taxes.

Through April 7, Alabamians had e-filed almost 974,000 federal tax returns for 2004, a more than 10 percent increase from 2003 filings, making it one of only three southeastern states to match or exceed the national increase of 7.8 percent.

More than 187,000 tax returns were filed by Alabamians from their personal computers, an increase of 14.7 percent compared to 2003 filings. The increase slightly exceeds the national increase of 14.6 percent. [...]

Pretty impressive, I suppose.

I am still somewhat put off by the fact that the IRS won't come up with an online form to fill in to pay your taxes. Seems like if Amazon can do it, the IRS should be able to as well.

Than again, I'm not sure why we can't just eliminate the IRS.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 15, 2005 10:10 AM

This lovely, hardworking organization dedicated to the national good is probably why we can't eliminate the IRS.

Posted by: skinnydan at April 15, 2005 11:07 AM

Did you know you can't begin a comment with a URL link? I kept getting errors when I started with the [a href tag. Weird.

Posted by: skinnydan at April 15, 2005 11:08 AM

Don't know what was wrong with it, but I redid it, and it seems to be working.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 15, 2005 11:15 AM

It just likes you better

Posted by: skinnydan at April 15, 2005 11:45 AM

I think it was leftover Blogger germs.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 15, 2005 12:49 PM