DENVER (AP) – Colorado auditors say the state Department of Revenue can save about $2.1 million annually if more people and businesses file their taxes online and if the agency uses new technologies to process tax documents.

An audit released Monday by the state auditor’s office found the department can save about $1.5 million if taxes for sales, fuel, cigarette and tobacco are required to be filed online. The audit recommended that the department seek statutory authority from the Legislature to require e-filing for those taxes.

Department of Revenue Executive Director Barbara Brohl says she favors having more tax transactions conducted online and that her agency is working to increase e-filing rates. Brohl also agreed with an audit recommendation to use new technology instead of manual labor to sort and process tax documents.

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