Wednesday marked the beginning of income-tax filing season in Illinois, and people once again have the option of filing online. Sue Hofer, Department of Revenue spokeswoman, says the free service makes paying taxes easier. Instead of filling in lines on a form, taxpayers will be asked questions that walk them through the process:
"The computer does the math for you, so you're not transposing numbers, you're not forgetting to carry the one. And when you get done with your return, you have nothing to do except wait about a week for your refund check to be directly deposited into your checking or savings account."
Those who use WebFile can also receive their returns on a state-issued debit card. The state says 80 percent of Illinois taxpayers filed online last year.
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