The individual income tax filing deadline is Monday, April 18, and the Nebraska Department of Revenue is urging last-minute filers to go online.
Tony Fulton, state tax commissioner, says Neb-File is fast and efficient for those running out of time.
“We’d like Nebraskans to consider using e-file and direct deposit,” Fulton tells Nebraska Radio Network. “They save time. They save paper. They save stamps. They’ll probably save a little gas and not have to drive down to the post office at midnight.”
Fulton says if you use Neb-File and get a direct deposit for your refund, you should get it in approximately three weeks or less.
If you owe money to the state, Fulton says you can set up a payment plan to ease the financial burden.
The important thing is to contact the Department of Revenue before next Monday’s deadline.
“There is interest accrued on any unpaid balance to the State of Nebraska, but we have a pretty customer-friendly operation here,” Fulton says. “If taxpayers make contact with us, we are able to work with them.”
The department does offer a filing extension, but you do have to pay an estimate of your taxes owed.
AUDIO: Mike Loizzo reports [:38]