Rev & Tax reports high number of online filers


Tax season is upon us and the Department of Revenue and Taxation is reporting a record number of online filers last week.

DRT Director Dafne Shimizu went on air with Newstalk K57’s Patti Arroyo and says that over the weekend, 1,400 individuals filed their tax returns online.

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“That’s important because outside of last year, this is probably one of the highest we’re seeing in terms of people being able to file online,” Shimizu said.

Shimizu said the majority of the 2019 returns are in and because the EIP 2 is based on those returns, they are continuing to process the 2019 returns.

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“We actually started to pay out people who had filed for their 2019 returns at the end of January. We’re trying our best to get it in for the March 19 deadline,” Shimizu said.

She added that it’s best to file for both 2019 and 2020 taxes as quickly as possible. However, DRT closed the 2019 filing on October 15 and people can only file 2020 taxes online

She highly encourages residents to file online so that way they can get payments like EIP and rebate recovery as soon as possible.