Sunday, April 17, 2005

Taxes by Snail-Mail Down 84% since 2001

"...[S]lightly more than half of individual taxpayers will file online, the largest number yet. US Postal Service spokeswoman Joanne Veto said that Post Office branches probably will handle about 6.5 million pieces of tax-related mail today. That compares to 40 million pieces on April 15, 2001. It's important to note that the Internet doesn't account for all of that dramatic shift. Many people take their returns to professional services, which then file them electronically. And to give some idea of relativity to these numbers, the Postal Service handles approximately 100 million letters, cards, packages and other material every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. "

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