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Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 8:29 p.m.
 

More Pennsylvanians are filing income tax returns electronically for federal and state taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service began collecting tax returns electronically in 1986 and said in June 2011 that it received 1 billion electronic returns since then.

For the 2011 tax year, the state Department of Revenue received a record 4.5 million personal income tax returns electronically, representing about 75 percent of returns filed.

Electronic filing, which began in 1996 for state returns, saves the Revenue Department money — about $3.48 in processing costs per return.

Federal electronic returns from Pennsylvania filers:

2007: 3,410,000

2008: 3,710,000

2009: 3,900,000

2010: 4,710,000

2011: 5,010,000

State electronic returns from Pennsylvania filers:

2007: 3,200,000

2008: 3,400,000

2009: 3,500,000

2010: 4,200,000

2011: 4,500,000

Source: Internal Revenue Service; state Department of Revenue

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