Revenue Department Tax Specialist Dawn Holtmeier says NebFile is free to use and gets you a faster refund.
“If all your income is from Nebraska, you’re a full year Nebraska resident, it’s a good option for you,” Holtmeier says.
However, she says if you’re claiming some of the more rarely used credits, then you cannot use NebFile. Details are online at the NebFile website.
Holtmeier says you will need to finish your federal taxes before doing your state return, but e-filing does speed up the process.
“It’s a little slower process when you paper file, because so much of the process becomes manual, so then you can be waiting up to eight to 12 weeks,” Holtmeier says. “If you’re getting a direct deposit, it’s going to be slightly quicker. A paper check is going to add, probably, a week to ten days.”
She says whether you e-file or use a paper form, you are still responsible for making sure all information is complete and accurate.