I guess I have been in the Dark Ages until now on taxes. I always manually filled out a 1040 with associated forms. It took forever to get back a refund. This year, I used TaxAct.com, and filed on January 31. I got a notice from the federal government and Kentucky that my refund had been approved, and the check was on its way to my bank account. I cannot believe the speed of this. Have you all who use the internet to file taxes for years experience the same thing?