E-Filing Saving Big Bucks for NY

ALBANY -

Electronic filing of tax returns in New York is saving a lot of trees, Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas Mattox said — 160 million sheets of paper plus $1 million a year. Of the 23.7 million tax returns, about 70 percent are filed electronically. More than 91 percent of taxpayers e-filed this year, up from 88 percent last year and just 28 percent a decade ago.