April 2, 2009 By Wayne Hanson
Phil Mousepower (pictured) Virginia Tax Agency's electronic filing crusader.
State tax agencies aren't usually known for creativity, a sense of humor or a lighthearted approach. But the Virginia Department of Taxation has a different approach, and is using YouTube and a blue-caped crusader named Phil Mousepower to encourage electronic filing . Phil -- starring in such "no budget" capers as "Phil's Phirst Philm, Subterranean Paper Filing Blues, and Phil to the Rescue -- encourages taxpayers to file online or with direct deposit, saving time and trouble.
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