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Final Day For Oregonians To File Tax Returns
The Department of Revenue reminds Oregonians the deadline to file 2016 personal income tax return is today, April 18th. The DOR is expecting 2.2 million returns this year. Generally receiving about half of the season’s returns before April 1st and the remainder after that. Oregon honors filing extensions issued by the IRS, but an extension to file is not an extension to pay. Interest on tax due starts accumulating on April 19th, the day after the return is originally due.
Anyone who owes taxes and needs to make a payment, the department’s field offices can no longer accept cash, but they still accept payments by check, money order or credit or debit card. Make electronic payments directly from a checking or savings account or by credit or debit card through Revenue Online, the department’s self-service site. For information or to set up a Revenue Online account, visit www.oregon.gov/dor.
Here are a few tips for those who haven’t filed their returns yet:
* E-filing is the fastest way to get your tax refund. Taxpayers who e-file their returns and request their refund via direct deposit receive their refund sooner than those who file paper returns and request paper refund checks.
* There are many free or low-cost preparation options available for both federal and Oregon tax returns.
* Some software companies offer free software use and e-filing for eligible taxpayers.
* AARP and CASH Oregon provide free and low-cost tax preparation services in local communities.
For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/dor and search for “free tax preparation services.