The number of trees required to produce the paper we use at the office during the ten weeks of tax season each year is 16.2. One tree produces 16.67 reams of paper, or 8,335 sheets of paper.

We were able to reduce our paper consumption by one-third thirty years ago when we began filing the government copy of tax returns electronically.

Then approximately twenty years ago, we able to cut our consumption in half when we began storing our file copy of tax returns digitally instead of in paper files.

Now it's your turn! You can assist us by asking your agent about receiving your "keep copy" in digital rather than paper format.

The pdf file is sent through our secure portal or by secure email if you prefer. I have to say that this procedure is more secure than mailing a paper package to you.