The early bird gets the worm. Those who live by that philosophy can now file their income tax returns now using their “free file” and “e-file” services. IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says Nebraskans can now file their tax returns now to get them out of the way. All information will be held until January 31st as that is when they start processing filings.
However, Miller says don’t expect your refund immediately. He says since they don’t start processing them until the end of the month refunds will not be issued until then. If one files electronically and provides the deposit information the refund can be received within 21-days. ‘
Miller says the IRS is also providing free software for Nebraskans to use so they can file their own taxes. He says this is the same software that can be purchased online or at retailers. He says the IRS is providing several varieties of software to use. This is available for those who make under $58,000 a year.
Miller says those who owe taxes and want to file early can do so and select a date to make an electronic transfer between now and April 15th.
Miller says last year 19,000 Nebraskans used this service out of the 873,000 who filed and he is encouraging more this year to take advantage of the service.
The “free-file”, “e-file” and other information can be found on the IRS website at irs.gov.