The Internal Revenue Service said that electronic filing is already off to a strong start, with more than 38 million tax returns filed electronically so far.

The 2008 e-file level is up 5 percent from the 36 million tax returns filed in the same period last year. Double-digit growth is coming from taxpayers who are filing their returns from their home computers. For the week ending Feb. 22, 2008, more than 12.3 million returns were filed electronically from home, a 14 percent increase from the same time last year.

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