Deadline day arrives for state, federal income tax returns

Oklahoma Tax Commission official says last-minute filers have options
By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer Published: April 15, 2014
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Three out of four tax filers in Oklahoma get a refund, the current average amount being $373.67. So the estimated 25 percent of taxpayers who will owe money will need to make a payment unless they are filing online and taking advantage of the April 21 deadline. Federal tax returns are due Tuesday unless an extension is filed.

Extensions will delay the paperwork due date to Oct. 15. Extension forms for federal and state taxes can be found at www.irs.gov for the federal return or www.tax.ok.gov for the state return.

According to IRS figures, 160,000 taxpayers in Oklahoma will file for extensions this year on federal taxes. Nationwide, 148 million individual tax returns are expected to be received, and more than 4 out of 5 returns are now filed electronically, an IRS official provided.