LANSING (AP) — Skip the stapler.

That’s the plea from the Michigan Treasury Department, which says tax returns with staples are one of the biggest problems in the mail room.

Tax returns are scanned by state employees. Staples slow down the process because they must be removed. And when they’re removed, the document might have rips and holes.

The state is urging taxpayers to use clips or rubber bands instead. They also can file their returns electronically. More than 4 million people used the electronic method last year.

 

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  1. Who know that a stapler can cause such a headache. At first I didn’t think it would be such a big deal however when you think about the amount of people sending their paper work in it can cause a big headache.

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