Mailing tax returns in the internet age

I am a strong believer in the efficiency and accuracy of completing your tax return using a computer program. I think I have been using tax programs for nearly a decade. So you may wonder why I am mailing in my federal and state tax returns. The answer is the price to submit electronic returns and the fact that I owe money. This year Taxcut eliminated their “free” submittal. In its place they wanted nearly $30 for something I could do for less than a dollar. Even though I am getting money back I am not in that much of a hurry. I cannot believe that I am the only person who noticed the stealth price increase. Since it is in the best interest of the IRS to lower the barriers to electronic submitting more tax returns I am amused by their silence.