Kansans: Filing Taxes Electronically Makes Process Easier, Speeds Refund Delivery

Kansans: Filing Taxes Electronically Makes Process Easier, Speeds Refund Delivery

Refunds can arrive 80 percent quicker when residents file online

TOPEKA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Filing individual income taxes online removes the onerous process of filling out paper forms, and is the fastest way for taxpayers to receive refunds, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue. Kansas residents can visit Kansas WebFile (https://www.kansas.gov/webfile) to file their 2012 Kansas Individual Income Tax Returns online.

Online filing through WebFile is secure, fast and paperless, and allows taxpayers to have their refunds directly deposited into their bank accounts. Paper-filed returns do not qualify for direct deposit funds.

Taxpayers who file and request a direct deposit usually receive their refunds in less than one week - up to 80 percent quicker than those who file traditional paper forms. People also may choose to receive their refunds in the form of paper checks. Kansas launched WebFile in 2002. Last year, the Department of Revenue received 84 percent of over 1.5 million individual income tax returns electronically, an increase of four percent over the prior year.

The 2012 Individual Income Tax Return deadline is April 15, 2013. Save time and file online today at: https://www.kansas.gov/webfile.

About Kansas.gov

The Information Network of Kansas Inc., (INK) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official Web site for the state of Kansas, Kansas.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between INK and the Kansas Information Consortium, LLC, to help Kansas government entities Web-enable their information services. The Kansas Information Consortium builds, operates, maintains and markets Kansas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About Kansas Department of Revenue

The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) collects taxes and fees, administers Kansas tax laws, issues a variety of licenses and provides assistance to Kansas citizens and units of government. KDOR is committed to hard work every day for the people of Kansas; to treat our taxpayers, our employees, and each other with respect; to conduct business with integrity, fairness and civility; and to be held accountable for our efforts. We will collect taxes and fees, fairly, cheerfully, accurately and efficiently.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Shane Myers, 785-296-5059
General Manager
Kansas Department of Revenue
Jeannine Koranda, 785-296-0671

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Kansas


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