Less than a week before the end of the second phase of online IRS delivery, Finance reveals that 3,455,767 taxpayers have already made their statement over the Internet. The figures expect an increase, compared to 2009, of those who prefer the Internet to submit the tax return.
In the first phase, which ended on April 18, 2,672,814 electronic IRS declarations (related to income from dependent work and pensions) were submitted, almost 270 thousand more than in the same period last year.
Aiding growth will be the various incentives for online delivery, with special emphasis on the anticipation of refunds for those who choose this route, introduced this year: taxpayers who deliver the IRS online would have their money back up to 20 days after delivery. of the declaration.
Those whose income does not result exclusively from dependent work or pensions still have until Friday, May 28, to make their statements on the net. By the end of last week, the Ministry of Finance services had received 782,953 statements of this type. If the number of taxpayers using the internet to deliver the IRS in the second phase is at least the same as last year, the total number of tax returns submitted by this route will grow in 2010.
The deadline for delivery of the second phase was “extended” until 28 May, due to problems with the computer system that also led to the extension of the first phase and the consequent postponement of the start of the second phase (for fear of overloading the system), which only occurred on April 19, instead of 16. In spite of this, Finance promised tax refunds within 20 days from April 16 to anyone submitting the electronic statement on the first day of the second phase.
The official statistics are provided based on data collected until 6 pm last Thursday, May 20, and show, at least for the first phase, a greater interest of taxpayers in electronic declarations, something that has been growing from year to year. year.
This year, 382,795 more taxpayers registered to use the tax return delivery system via the Web, which currently has around 7.7 million subscribers.