As the nation bid goodbye to another 1040 season, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service reported that as of April 9, more than 2.4 million Americans filed their taxes on-line via the Free File Web site.

Two years ago, President George W. Bush proposed free online tax filing as one several E-Government initiatives. Less than one year later, the Treasury Department, Office of Management and Budget, and the IRS launched the new Free File Web site featuring private-sector partners that allow most taxpayers to prepare and file their taxes online for free.

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