Nebraska Income Taxes and NE State Tax Forms

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"The Cornhusker State"

The 2019 Nebraska State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2019 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return by the April 15, 2020 due date. If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2020 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 e-file your IRS and Nebraska State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, 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 2019 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
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.

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2020 Nebraska Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2019. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2020) and Nebraska State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2020) until October 15, 2020. - eFileIT*
Expires:
April 15, 2020
2019 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2020 Nebraska Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2019 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, 2020 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2020 Nebraska Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an automatic 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, 2020. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2020). 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
2020, 2021, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2020, 2021, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2023
2019 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 2019 Nebraska Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2019 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2019 Nebraska State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2019 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.

Form/Schedule
Description
eFileIT Now*
Form 1040N
Nebraska Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1040N-ES
Individual Estimated Income Tax Payment Vouchers
Schedule I/II/III
Adjustments to Income/ Credit for Tax Paid to Another State/ Computation of Nebraska Tax

* 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.

Automatic Nebraska Income Tax Extension

If you are certain that you cannot file your Nebraska return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2020. Please be aware that Nebraska will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your Nebraska tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Form 4868N. If you efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Form 4868N on efile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form 4868N is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form 4868N unless it is made electronically. Use efile.com and prepare an Nebraska tax return to find out what your Nebraska state income tax payment will be.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2020.

The extended IRS/Nebraska eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a Nebraska tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2020. After Oct. 15, 2020, you can complete and sign 2019 Nebraska Tax Forms online here on eFile, before you download, print and mail them to the state tax agency. The address is on the form. 

2018 Tax Year Nebraska Tax Forms

Nebraska State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can no longer be prepared and e-filed. You can complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Nebraska Department of Revenue.  The NE Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Nebraska Individual Income Tax Return
Individual Estimated Income Tax Payment Vouchers
Adjustments to Income/ Credit for Tax Paid to Another State/ Computation of Nebraska Tax

2017 Tax Year Nebraska Tax Forms

Nebraska state income tax forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Nebraska Department of Revenue. The NE Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Nebraska Individual Income Tax Return
Adjustments to Income/ Credit for Tax Paid to Another State/ Computation of Nebraska Tax

Nebraska Tax Facts, Information

Nebraska Tax Information and Contacts

NE Tax Type
Description
The state has a 5.5% sales tax rate. Some cities collect a use and city sales tax, with a maximum amount of 1.5%. Dakota County is the only NE county with a sales tax. Its tax rate is 0.5%, making its total county and state sales tax rate 6%.
Nebraska Tax Fact

Energy drinks sold in grocery stores are usually subjected to sales tax, but it depends on their labels. If the drink has a “Supplement Facts” label, it is subject to tax as a dietary supplement. Drinks with the “Nutrition Facts” facts label are exempt from the sales tax and are considered food products.

All energy drinks sold through a vending machine are subject to tax, regardless of the label on the product.

Nebraska Tax Payment Options
Nebraska State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the NE Dep. of Revenue

 

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