A record total of 90.6 million tax returns were filed electronically this year, with more than a third coming from home computers.

The Internal Revenue Service said that it had accepted 31.2 million tax returns filed from home computers as of April 24, a 19.3 percent increase from the same time last year. Overall electronic tax filings were up nearly 6 percent from last year.

A higher percentage of the population is choosing to file electronically this year. As of April 24, nearly 70 percent of individual taxpayers chose to e-file, compared to 61 percent by the same time last year. The IRS plans to continue to accept income tax returns through IRS e-file and Free File until Oct. 15.

“E-file is a great option for taxpayers, and this year’s record is another sign people enjoy the speed and accuracy of e-file,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman (pictured) in a statement. “We remind taxpayers with extensions who haven’t filed yet that they can still take advantage of e-file.”

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