Nebraska Income Taxes and NE State Tax Forms

Nebraska State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2021 (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a NE state return). The  Nebraska tax filing and tax payment deadline is April 18, 2022. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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The 2021 Nebraska State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2021 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return by the April 18, 2022 due date. If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022 without a late filing penalty. However, if you owe Taxes and don't pay on time, you might face late tax payment penalties. Tip: File on time, even you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to prepare and e-file your IRS and Nebraska State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns) together. Keep in mind, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Nebraska Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Nebraska 2021 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Where Is Your Nebraska Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Nebraska Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Nebraska Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your NE Tax Return was rejected by the NE Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Nebraska Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
Nebraska, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties
1. Late Filing Penalty: A late filing penalty is assessed when the tax return was filed after the deadline or extended deadline and it amounts to 5% of the tax due per month never exceeding 25% of the total tax due.
2. Unpaid Tax Penalty: The unpaid tax penalty is imposed when the tax wasn't paid by the deadline or extended deadline and it amounts to 5% of the total tax due.
3. Partial Payment Penalty: A partial payment penalty is charged when the taxpayer didn't pay the full tax by the deadline or extended deadline and amounts to 5% of the total tax due.
4. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
NE Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Nebraska Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Nebraska Income Tax Brackets
Nebraska Income Tax Forms
Nebraska Unemployment Benefits
The state taxes unemployment income.

 

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2022 Nebraska Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2021. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2022) and Nebraska State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2022) until October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022. - eFileIT
April 18, 2022
2021 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Nebraska Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2021 Nebraska State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Nebraska Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT
October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Nebraska Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an NE Tax Extension to file their Nebraska Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Nebraska State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2022, 2021, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2022, 2021, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2025
2021 Nebraska Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2021 Nebraska Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2021 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2021 Nebraska State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2021 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Description
Year
Stats

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Nebraska Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2021, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for Nebraska:

  • If you do not owe Nebraska income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2022, you do not have to prepare and file a NE tax extension. In case you expect a NE tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your NE tax return in order to receive your tax refund money. 
  • If you owe NE income taxes, you will either have to submit a NE tax return or extension by the April 18, 2022 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. You have the following options to file a NE tax extension:
    • Pay all or some of your Nebraska income taxes online via: Nebraska's e-pay. Paying your NE taxes online on time will be considered a NE tax extension and you do not have to mail in Form 4868N.
    • Complete Form 4868N, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on Form 4868N.
    • Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your NE tax return either via eFile or by paper by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022.
  • Important: If you owe Nebraska and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and Nebraska tax return or extension by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to IRS and NE late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2021 Tax Returns is April 18, 2022. e-File a 2021 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/Nebraska eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022 - eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in a Nebraska tax return on paper, the NE Mailing Addresses are listed below.

Nebraska State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2021 Nebraska Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Nebraska income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Nebraska tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Nebraska paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Go to the Nebraska Department of Revenue site to submit your payment. Make sure you select the correct pay period and follow the on-screen prompts.
Check the status of your direct payment
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the state tax agency's ACI Payments site. When you're on the site, select the "Individual Income Tax" option, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an additional connivence fee of 2.35% added to each payment you submit with your card.
Check or Money Order with Form 1040N-V
Complete voucher Form 1040N-V and attach it to your check or money order payable to "Nebraska Department of Revenue". Mail them to the Form 1040N-V address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Go to the Nebraska Department of Revenue site to submit your estimated payment, or if you already have an account, log into your account. In your account, you can schedule all 4 of your quarterly payments in advance, enter and save your bank information, view your account history, and receive confirmation that the state tax agency accepted your payment. 2) Pay via credit or debit card through ACI Payments (choose the "Individual Income Tax" option and follow the on-screen prompts). Be aware that a connivence fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 3) Complete voucher Form 1040N-ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "Nebraska Department of Revenue". Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form 1040N-ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Nebraska Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Nebraska Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
NE Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 98912
Lincoln, NE 68509-8912
NE Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 98934
Lincoln, NE 68509-8934
NE Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Form 4868N. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in Form 4868NSee above.
Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 94818
Lincoln NE 68509-4818
NE Tax Payment: include voucher Form 1040N-V
Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 98903
Lincoln, NE 68509-8903
NE Tax Estimate Payments: include Form 1040N-ES.
Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 98911
Lincoln, NE 68509-8911

 

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