Nebraska Income Taxes and NE State Tax Forms

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Your Nebraska Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your 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 efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Nebraska Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Nebraska State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Nebraska Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Nebraska State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Nebraska State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Nebraska State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 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. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Nebraska efile Error Codes

If your Nebraska state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Nebraska State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File an Nebraska 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, 2019. 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.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File An Nebraska Tax Amendment

Amended Nebraska tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file an Nebraska tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing an Nebraska tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Nebraska Tax Forms

Nebraska state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Nebraska Department of Revenue.

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

2016 Tax Year Nebraska Tax Forms

Nebraska state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Nebraska Department of Revenue.

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

 

Nebraska Tax Facts

NE Income Tax

Individual income is taxed across four tax brackets.

The tax brackets for single taxpayers are:

  • 2.46% for the first $3,050 of taxable income
  • 3.51% for incomes between $3,051 and $18,280
  • 5.01% for incomes between $18,281 and $29,460
  • 6.84% for taxable incomes of $29,461 and above

The tax brackets for married taxpayers filing jointly are:

  • 2.46% for the first $6,090 of taxable income
  • 3.51% for incomes between $6,091 and $36,570
  • 5.01% for incomes between $36,571 and $58,920
  • 6.84% for taxable incomes of $58,921 and above

NE Sales Tax

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%.

More information on Nebraska Sales Tax

NE Personal Property Tax

All real property located within the state is taxable unless specifically exempted by statute. Personal property is taxed and valued based on the depreciated cost within reasonable class lives. This is determined by the legislature.

The state offers a homestead exemption for personal property owners. They must submit an Application or Certification of Status, Form 458, to their county tax assessor in order to receive the tax exemption.

Odd 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 State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Nebraska Department of Revenue at 800-742-7474.

For more information on Nebraska state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Nebraska Department of Revenue.

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