The Internal Revenue Service says more Alabamians are filing their tax returns electronically.
The IRS says it received nearly 1 million electronic returns from Alabamians through March 7. That's a 3 percent increase over the previous year.
The IRS says more than 375,000 of the tax returns were done by people who prepared their own returns and filed them electronically. That's an 8 percent increase over last year.
The IRS says people with household incomes of $58,000 or less can use brand-name tax software free at the IRS website. IRS spokesman Dan Boone says that makes electronic filing free for many people.