Individuals can submit their state and federal income tax returns online through a variety of online services and software. For example, individuals can file federal tax returns, and some state returns, online free through the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, Free File service, notes the IRS. States usually also have an online tax return filing option on their department of taxation sites.
In addition to using the IRS website, individuals can take advantage of commercial software that assists them with filling out federal and state tax returns and submitting them electronically to the IRS.
Some benefits of submitting taxes electronically are that the refund process is faster, users can take advantage of early filing and electronic returns are usually more accurate, notes Wells Fargo.