|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Cory Fong, Tax Commissioner 701.328.2770|
|Wednesday, April 12, 2006|
Tax Department Extends Hours on April 17
BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakotans have until April 17 to file their individual income tax return this year, according to Tax Commissioner Cory Fong. “Because the traditional deadline of April 15 is a Saturday this year,” said Fong, “taxpayers have two extra days to file and still be considered on-time.” Fong added that the Tax Department will extend its usual business hours on Monday, April 17, until 9:00 p.m. to accommodate taxpayers who plan to drop off their return in person and for those who may have last minute questions.
Tax filers may get help with their state income tax return in person by going to the State Tax Department’s office on the 16th floor in the Capitol. On Monday, April 17, the north door of the Capitol will be open from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tax filers will need to have a copy of their federal tax return, W-2s, and 1099s with them.
Fong said, “By providing last minute help and extending our hours our intent is to provide this assistance for people who have not yet filed their taxes.”
Fong suggests taxpayers visit the Tax Department’s web site at www.nd.gov/tax for more tax information. The web site includes links to help taxpayers file both their federal and state tax returns electronically. Taxpayers may also access and print the North Dakota tax forms, which can be completed and mailed. Taxpayers may call 800.638.2901 statewide or 701.328.3450 in the Bismarck-Mandan area if they need help with their state tax return. And, taxpayers may always get assistance from the State Tax Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, by telephone or in person.
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