State of Nebraska
Personal Income Tax Extensions
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Nebraska Filing Due Date: NE individual income tax returns are due by April 15, in most years — or by the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of the taxable year (for fiscal year filers).
Extended Deadline with Nebraska Tax Extension: Nebraska offers a 6-month tax extension, which moves the filing deadline from April 15 to October 15.
Nebraska Tax Extension Form: To apply for a Nebraska extension, file Form 4868N by the original due date of your return.
NOTE: You will be granted an automatic Nebraska extension if you owe zero state income tax for the taxable year, or if you have a valid Federal extension. In either case, you can get a state extension without having to file Form 4868N. A 6-month Federal tax extension (IRS Form 4868) will automatically extend the due date for your Nebraska return by the same amount of time.
Nebraska Extension Payment Requirement: A tax extension gives you extra time to file. It does not give you more time to pay your Nebraska income tax. All state tax payments are due by the original deadline of the return (April 15 for calendar year filers). Any tax that isn’t paid on time will be subject to interest and penalties. If you need to make an extension payment for your Nebraska income tax, you can use Form 4868N, or pay electronically through Nebraska’s E-Pay system: www.revenue.nebraska.gov/ind_e-pay
Nebraska Tax Extension Tip: Make sure you attach a copy of your valid tax extension (either Nebraska Form 4868N or IRS Form 4868) to the Nebraska income tax return when you file.