The tax filing deadline is less than a month away.
You’ve got a few extra days to file this year, because of a holiday, but state revenue officials encourage you to file ASAP. Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler suggests filing electronically. “It’s easy; it’s fast; it’s accurate; you can get confirmation right away when you file that your return has been accepted. And most importantly for people, you can get your refund within a few days.”
You can also schedule a payment for a future date if you owe taxes.
Chandler says the agency expects about three million tax returns this year; they’re almost half way there so far. More than 75 percent of filers will e-file, that makes Wisconsin a national leader in e-filing. Chandler says just ten years ago 25 percent of returns were e-filed.
So, how much money can you expect to get back from the state government? “The average refund so far this year is $668.00”
You can e-file your state income tax return for free from the Department’s website, seven days a week. The program does the math for you to help prevent errors. The deadline for filing your 2010 income tax returns is April 18, due to the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C.