States and Feds go paperless to save at tax season

Money may not grow on trees -- but cutting back on paper sure saves money. At least that's what a number of states are saying this year.

This year, states are encouraging the use of electronic filing for individual income tax returns by cutting back on the distribution of printed income tax forms in an effort to save money. While some taxpayers may complain, it's a decision that makes sense.

Consider these national statistics: last year, the IRS processed more than 140 million individual income tax returns. Two out of three of those returns were filed electronically.

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