|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Beth Boustead, 701.328.3039|
|Tuesday May 12, 2009|
May 15 Extended Filing Deadline Nears
BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Cory Fong today reminded taxpayers affected by the spring storms and flooding that the extended May 15 filing deadline is quickly approaching.
“The extra time was granted to taxpayers who were impacted by the spring flooding,” said Fong. “And we want to remind those taxpayers that the deadline will be here soon.”
On April 2, the IRS and the North Dakota Tax Department extended the deadline for individual income taxpayers affected by the spring flooding in 34 counties and two Indian Reservations.
On April 14, the Tax Department announced an extension to May 15 for an additional four counties for individual income tax for a total of 38 counties and two Indian Reservations. In the announcement, the Tax Department also granted businesses in 26 counties an extension of time to file state business income tax returns and estimated payments that would normally have become due on or before April 15.
Fong encouraged taxpayers to use e-file. “Even though it is past the traditional April 15 deadline, taxpayers who qualified for the May 15 deadline can still use e-file to meet the deadline,” said Fong. “E-file continues to be the fastest and most accurate method of filing.”
Fong suggests taxpayers visit the state web site at www.nd.gov/tax for more information about the counties covered by the extensions. Taxpayers who need help with their state tax return may call 701.328.7088 or visit the Tax Department in person from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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