2011 State Income Tax Returns Deadline Is Today

Taxpayers who received an extension earlier this year for filing their 2011 State of Oregon income taxes need to submit their return by today, or they could face financial penalties.

Today is the extended due date for filing Oregon and federal income taxes. If people granted an extension don’t file their return by today, a 5 percent failure-to-file penalty calculated on the unpaid tax will be imposed.

“Paying and filing your taxes in a timely manner keeps you from having to pay unwanted penalty and interest charges,” said Theresa Schuh, manager of Revenue’s Personal Income Tax Program.

Taxpayers are reminded that even if they received an extension to file their return, their tax payment still was due on April 17. People who did not pay their taxes by April 17 need to include a 5 percent failure-to-pay penalty when they file their extended return. In addition, interest is charged on any unpaid tax from the April 17th due date until paid. The current interest rate is 5 percent per year.

If you have an extension to file, please mark the extension box on the Oregon return. This will help in the processing of the return.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund or make tax payments, or call 1-800-356-4222

This entry was posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, State News.