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Individual income tax filing deadline is Monday for both state and federal returns

The filing deadline to submit both federal and Kentucky individual income tax returns is Monday, April 15.

Returns filed by taxpayers on April 15, will be considered timely filed. Returns that are mailed must be postmarked by April 15, 2019.

As of April 10, the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) received over 1.4 million individual income tax returns, which is slightly higher than last year’s number.

Ninety-four percent of these individual returns were filed electronically.

“When possible, electronic filing is by far the best method for taxpayers to file their returns,” said Daniel P. Bork, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Revenue. “It allows for faster processing, quicker refunds, and direct deposit options. Electronic filing also helps ensure greater accuracy and confidentiality.”

The average number of days to process electronically filed returns is six days.

To date, DOR has processed nearly 1.3 million refunds totaling over $310 million.

The average refund amount for Kentucky filings is $340.

For information on tax refund status, click here.

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