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  Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lorie Bowker, Supervisor, Individual Income Tax, 701.328.1296
Monday, January 14, 2013 Beth Boustead, Public Information Specialist, Office of State Tax Commissioner, 701.328.3039

Tax Department Offers Advice for State Filers Affected by IRS Delay

BISMARCK, N.D. The Office of State Tax Commissioner today offered advice to North Dakota's individual income taxpayers regarding the IRS filing delay.

This year, due to tax law changes made by Congress, the IRS announced it would begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30, 2013. The opening of the filing season is eight days later than the original IRS date of January 22.

Taxpayers who use the services of a professional tax preparer or use software may still file electronically. However, according to the state Tax Department, software developers that support North Dakota's tax forms will hold the state returns until the federal return is accepted.

"The best option for taxpayers remains with e-file," said Fong. "E-file remains the fastest method to file. And this year, with the delay and the potential back-log at the federal level, taxpayers who use e-file will experience faster results."

For more information on the filing date, visit the IRS web site at www.irs.gov or contact the IRS at 800.829.1040. For information about North Dakota individual income tax, visit the state Tax Department web site at www.nd.gov/tax or call 701.328.7088.

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