Federal/State Electronic Tax Filing
Click here for a list of Nebraska-approved commercial software to e-file your 2016 Federal and Nebraska Individual Income Tax Returns from your home computer.
Nebraska Driver's License or State ID for e-filing
This filing season, the Nebraska Department of Revenue, along with many other state revenue agencies, is requesting additional information for electronically filed individual income tax returns. This is an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, and to protect you and your tax refund.
We ask that you provide the requested Nebraska driver’s license or state-issued ID card information when completing your tax return. Providing this information is voluntary. We will not reject your return if you do not provide the requested driver’s license or state-issued ID information. However, providing this information may help us process your tax return more quickly.
How it Works
The Federal/State e-file program provides a means to file both federal and state tax returns in one transmission to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The software must be approved by both the IRS and the Nebraska Department of Revenue (Department). The federal and state returns are first sent to the IRS, and when the federal return is accepted by the IRS, they provide the Nebraska return to the Department. Some software allows for filing your state return without the federal. Upon retrieval of the state return, the Department, will issue an acknowledgment indicating if the state accepts it for processing.
Advantages of Federal/State e-file include computer filing accuracy and faster refund processing. Taxpayers can have their refunds directly deposited into their bank accounts, or pay their balances due by credit card or having their payments directly debited from their bank accounts. Refund, zero balance due, and balance due returns are accepted. Most common forms and schedules are supported.
Two Types of Federal/State E-File
There are two basic types of Federal/State Electronic Filing:
- Federal/State e-file is supported in most commercial e-file software sold to the public at retail outlets, or offered for a fee through the Internet. To link to commercially offered, Internet-based, e-file software for filing both federal and state returns, Click here.
- Federal/State e-file is available through tax preparers who have been accepted for participation in the IRS electronic filing program. Contact a tax professional and ask about filing your Nebraska income tax return electronically. The IRS maintains a listing of authorized e-file providers on its website. You simply enter the first three digits of your zip code, and you will be given a listing of all authorized providers in your area! Click here to access.