Beginning January 14, the Nebraska Department of Revenue (Department) will accept and process “state-only” e-filed returns using the Fed/State filing program while the IRS is delayed. State-only filing means you can file your Nebraska return and get your refund now and file your federal return later. Ask your preparer or online software provider for details.
Not all software providers offer “state-only” filing. If the software you choose does not support “state-only” filing, do not file on paper. Due to reductions in staff, paper filed returns may take up to 4 months to process. You will probably receive a quicker refund by waiting until your electronic return can be accepted by the IRS.
Again this year, Nebraska residents or their tax preparers may choose to use the Department’s NebFile for Individuals FREE e-filing program. Taxpayers who use the NebFile program with direct deposit usually receive their refunds in 7 to 10 business days. To determine if you are eligible to use the Nebraska NebFile program, see this web page
of the Department’s website.