The 2005 filing season is heading into the homestretch with growth in nearly every category of filing, according to the latest interim figures released by the Internal Revenue Service.

At mid-season, out of 55 million returns filed, 72 percent of them were filed electronically - up by 5.6 percent over last year. While the IRS expects this percentage to decline as April 15 approaches, it also expects for the first time to have more than half of all individual tax returns filed electronically.

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