San Antonio (March 31, 2004) -- Young professionals with broadband Internet service appear to be helping to fuel the increase in e-filing, according to a survey conducted for SBC Communications Inc.

The survey of 300 broadband Internet users ages 18 to 30 showed that most prefer to file their tax returns electronically. Among those respondents who file their own taxes, 73 percent do so electronically -- outnumbering paper filers more than three to one. Among those who have someone else file their taxes, almost half (45 percent) say it's important for their tax returns to be filed electronically, SBC said.

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