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Tax day continues to change as more turn to e-filing

As more people people turn to filing taxes online, the days of mailing your taxes at the Post Office are becoming something of the past, April 18th, 2017 (WLUK/File 2000).

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The annual tax deadline can be a stressful time for those who tend to procrastinate.

Thanks to technology, over the years, tax day has changed.

You may remember sights of Elvis, and a long line of cars, wrapped around the post office on Packerland Drive.

Casey Langan of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue says things have changed, "It's not quite the hustle and bustle at the post office like we use to see in the past."

Langan says many are choosing to file online, "Last tax season about 85 percent of individual's income returns were sent electronically."

He says the number of those file electronically is continuing to rise.

As of April 8, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue says it received 2,117,388 individual income tax returns.

  • 1,929,801 were filed electronically, which is about 90 percent.
  • 187,587 were filed on paper, which is around 9 percent.

Although e-filing is becoming a growing trend, there is still those out there who prefer to do things the old-fashioned way.

Whether you choose to file in person, or online, there are some things that don't change.

If you can't make April 18 deadline, you can file an extension through the IRS. For more information click here.

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