…less chance of notices from the IRS or a state.
I e-file everything I can. It’s quick, easy and more accurate than paper filing. The accuracy is important to me because I hate responding to tax notices. It’s bad enough when there is a real question concerning a return - like documentation of expenses. But it’s frustrating when I’m sending out information that went with the return.
I just sent a letter to the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) with copies of missing information. I don’t know what happened to the missing schedule. The client could have gone through the return and got the form out of order, it might not have scanned properly at KDOR or the data entry operator missed the form. And of course, I might have missed including the form in the first place (I will admit I am not perfect even after 20+ years in the business.) The bottom line is KDOR’s computer disallowed over $14,000 in expenses because it didn’t have the supporting schedule in the system.
Had the return been e-filed in the first place, they would have had the form and everyone involved; KDOR, the client and I would have saved time and postage.