Filing Taxes Electronically in Kansas Makes Process Easier, Speeds Refund Delivery

Refunds can arrive 80 percent faster when residents file online

TOPEKA, Kan.--()--Kansas residents can visit Kansas WebFile beginning early January 2016 to file their 2015 Kansas Individual Income Tax Returns online. 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. Last year, the Department of Revenue received over 1.3 million individual income tax returns electronically.

Online filing through WebFile is easy to use, secure, fast and allows taxpayer refunds to be directly deposited into their bank account. Paper-filed returns do not qualify for direct deposit funds.

Required for online filing:

  1. Access code (PIN),
  2. All 2015 W-2 statements,
  3. Required filers will need a completed 2015 Federal income tax return.

Taxpayers who file online and request a direct deposit can expect to receive their refund up to 80 percent quicker than filing with traditional paper forms. The Kansas Department of Revenue’s web refund status system is an easy way to track the progress of refunds.

The 2015 Individual Income Tax Return deadline is April 18, 2016. Save time and file online today at: https://www.kansas.gov/webfile.

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 Kansas.gov

The Information Network of Kansas, Inc. (INK) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official website 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, LLC builds, operates, maintains and markets Kansas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contacts

Kansas.gov
Shane Myers, General Manager
785-296-5059
or
Kansas Department of Revenue
Jeannine Koranda, P.I.O.
785-296-0671

Release Summary

Kansas residents can visit Kansas WebFile beginning early January 2016 to file their 2015 Kansas Individual Income Tax Returns online.

Contacts

Kansas.gov
Shane Myers, General Manager
785-296-5059
or
Kansas Department of Revenue
Jeannine Koranda, P.I.O.
785-296-0671