By Roger Cornish (WICHITA, Kan.)
Electronically filed tax returns are on track with last year and overall refunds are running nearly 10-percent higher so far in 2010, according to statistics issued today by the Internal Revenue Service.
The statistics issued today, covering the period through March 12, show that while the overall number of tax returns filed this year is down slightly, the percentage of returns using e-file remains strong.
More than 82-percent of the 69-million returns received this year have come in via e-file.
Home usage of e-file is up almost 7 percent compared to this time last year.
Additionally, the average federal refund totaled $3,036, an increase of $266 compared with the same period a year ago.
Kansas has seen 662-thousand total returns, with 586-thousand by e-file.