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Deadline to file with IRS is Monday

Kentucky Department of Revenue has received 1.4 million returns

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 14, 2016) — The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) reminds taxpayers that they have until midnight Monday to file their state and federal taxes because federal offices are closed in Washington, D.C. for the Emancipation Day holiday on Friday.

“Kentucky’s tax filing deadline mirrors the IRS deadline, which gives taxpayers three extra days this year to file their returns” said Dan Bork, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Revenue. “We want to make sure taxpayers are aware of the change and also to be extra vigilant should they receive suspicious emails or phone calls from people pretending to be from the IRS or the Kentucky Department of Revenue.”

To date, DOR has received 1.4 million returns, of which 97 percent have been filed electronically. Of those returns, more than one million were refund requests totaling $300 million. It currently takes about 11 days to process an error-free e-filed return.

This tax season, the department identified more than 20,000 potentially fraudulent refund requests. It takes longer to validate taxpayer identity on suspicious returns, which means it takes longer to process a refund request. Should the department question a return’s validity, a letter will be sent to the taxpayer asking them to take a short online verification quiz. Because information specifically relating to the taxpayer is needed to log in to the quiz, the taxpayer is the only one who can access it.

DOR has extended call center hours through April 18. Taxpayers can call 502-564-4581 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT or email [email protected] anytime.