NebFile is open for Nebraska resident to do their 2017 individual income tax returns.
The online program is free to use, and 90 percent of Nebraskans can file that way, but not everyone.
“If you have some of the more complex credits, that require documentation or special forms, then you won’t be able to use NebFile,” Dawn Holtmeier, Nebraska Department of Revenue tax specialist, tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Last year, 26,000 people used NebFile. Holtmeier says all e-filing programs save the state time and money.
“It’s a much quicker process,” she says. “We believe it’s more accurate as well as people probably are going to get their refund faster.”
Filers do have to have your federal tax return completed before using NebFile.
“NebFile is kind of a question and answer. It says, ‘Do you have this credit? What amounts are shown on your federal return for adjusted gross income?’ Then it does the filling out of the Nebraska return for you,” Holtmeier explains.
She says using NebFile can take as little as 15 minutes to complete.
If a user has a questions, the Department of Revenue’s taxpayer hotline is open 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling 800-742-7474 (NE and IA) or 402-471-5729.
AUDIO: Mike Loizzo reports [:41]