Business E-File Up almost 9 Percent This Year; Almost 8 of 10 Corporate and Partnership Tax Returns are Now Filed Electronically

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IR-2015-113, Oct. 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the number of tax returns e-filed by businesses rose nearly 9 percent this year, continuing the growth in the number of corporate and partnership returns filed electronically. This year, an additional 625,000 corporations and partnerships chose to e-file their tax returns.

As of Sept. 20, almost 8 million corporations and partnerships e-filed their income tax returns. The IRS estimates that e-file accounts for 77 percent of all corporate and partnership returns filed during 2015. Many corporations and partnerships operating on a calendar year receive filing extensions. The due date for filing a return after filing for an extension is usually Sept. 15.

Most large corporations and partnerships are required to e-file

Large and mid-size corporations, generally those with $10 million or more in total assets, are required to electronically file their Forms 1120 or 1120S. Partnerships with more than 100 partners (Schedules K-1) are also required to e-file their tax returns. The IRS is seeing growth in e-filing by all business segments.

This year, a record 100,000 large corporations e-filed their returns, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same time last year. The greatest rate of growth in e-filing among these businesses is by large partnerships. This year, 142,237 large partnerships e-filed their tax returns, up almost 16 percent from the same time last year.

Tax Returns e-filed by Corporations and Partnerships

Category of e-filers

Sept. 21, 2014

Sept. 20,2015

%Change

Large Corporation Tax Returns

92,494

100,052

8.2%

Other Corporate Returns

4,373,597

4,720,698

7.9%

Total Corporate Returns

4,466,091

4,820,750

7.9%

Large Partnership Tax Returns

122,879

142,237

15.8%

Other Partnership Returns

2,640,319

2,891,466

9.5%

Total Partnerships

2,763,198

3,033,703

9.8%

Total Returns

7,229,289

7,854,453

8.6%

Corporations and partnerships can get more information about IRS e-file at IRS.gov.

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