79 percent of Nebraskans e-filed their 2009 tax returns

Lincoln, NE – 79 percent of Nebraska taxpayers filed their 2009 income tax returns electronically.

Governor Dave Heineman and Tax Commissioner Doug Ewald updated e-filing efforts during a news conference Tuesday. In the 2008 tax year, 70 percent of Nebraskans filed their tax returns online. Heineman says this year's goal was 75 percent. "The ability to file and pay taxes online is another way our state is providing the services Nebraskans want while also helping ensure greater efficiency in government," Heineman says.

Ewald says taxpayers who filed their returns online can also pay their income taxes online through an e-payment system.

Nebraska began offering an e-file option in the early 2000s.