FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 13, 2009
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Douglas A. Ewald, Tax Commissioner
Kim Conroy, Deputy Tax Commissioner
EXTENDED DUE DATE DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15
FOR FILING STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RETURNS
Lincoln – Thursday, October 15 is the Extended Due Date deadline to have your 2008 state individual income tax return filed with the Nebraska Department of Revenue (Department). Failure to file, pay balances due, and attach the applicable extension document by October 15th may result in a late filing penalty. An extension of time only extends the date to file the return, not the date to pay the tax (except for combat zone-related extensions). Any tax not paid by April 15 is subject to interest. For taxpayers who file a Nebraska Form 4868 extension, your due date to file is November 15, 2009.
A quick, easy, and FREE way to file your return online is by using the Department’s NebFile program. It is available on the Department’s website at www.revenue.ne.gov. E-filing provides faster refunds, increased accuracy, and a timely confirmation that the Department has received your return. For even quicker refunds, the Department encourages taxpayers to opt for direct deposit into their bank account.
The Department offers taxpayers electronic payment options as well. The Department’s ePay program is a secure online service that provides the convenience of online bill payment. Taxpayers can pay the current amount owed; plus, schedule future payments, such as estimated tax payments, for up to one year in advance. Taxpayers can also pay using their Discover, MasterCard, American Express, or Visa credit cards. To pay by credit card, taxpayers can call (800) 2PAY TAX [(800) 272-9829] or visit officialpayments.com. This vendor charges 2.49% of the tax payment (minimum of $1) as a convenience fee.
As of October 9, 2009, Nebraska taxpayers filed close to 910,000 personal income tax returns, 640,000 of which were e-filed (approximately 70%).
Douglas A. Ewald