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Telefile

A simple and convenient way of filing taxes....on the phone! If you have an EZ file, this takes no time at all and gets the job done.

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From the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue site:

File your Personal Income Tax return electronically using one of three methods offered by the PA Department of Revenue. TeleFile and pa.direct.file, available free of charge, no longer require a special account number. 

Complete your Personal Income Tax return over the Internet and transmit the return directly to the Department. With pa.direct.file you can report most types of income and claim dependent children for Tax Forgiveness. If you filed a tax return last year, your SSN and PA driver’s license or identification card number are all you need. It’s free and available 24 hours a day. 

PA/IRS e-file allows you to file federal and state income tax returns together. It is available through tax preparers or computer software. You may also qualify for free filing or free software, visit www.irs.gov for more information.

If you filed a tax return last year, your Social Security Number (SSN) and ZIP code are all you need to file over the telephone. Everything you need to TeleFile is in the Fast File booklet. Complete the TeleFile worksheet in the Fast File booklet or organize your tax information and call 1-888-4PAFILE (472-3453). It’s free and available 24 hours a day.

http://www.doreservices.state.pa.us/individual/aboutPIT.htm

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Nice analogy Kimberley.

If, we're already filing our taxes with the government through telecom tech/electronically, and even entrust the security of our financial assets through online banking/bill payment/shopping/investing, why not voting?

Yes, there's security concerns, but given the increase in accessibility, perhaps not insurmountable.

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Thanks Vincent.

Unlike taxes, there has to be a way to make sure that no one votes twice.

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Yup, it'll be interesting to come up with solutions for addressing this (biometrics, id checking, traceable/countable yet private vote encryption, etc.) during the concepting phase.