State Tax Office Announces Extended Hours
Posted by KSJB News on 4/13/2017 10:49:00 AM.

 Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger

 
BISMARCK, ND (Jen Raab) – The North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner will be extending office hours until 9 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18. Tax Day is on Tuesday, April 18 this year.

We are extending our hours on April 17 and 18 to be more accessible to taxpayers who may have last-minute filing questions,” Rauschenberger said. “Our individual income section is staffed with experts who can help.”

Taxpayers may stop in to the Office of State Tax Commissioner on the 16th floor of the North Dakota State Capitol Building for assistance with, or to drop off, their North Dakota individual income taxes. The south door of the building will be open on April 17 and 18 after 5 p.m. Taxpayers should note that building security changes were implemented this year including a security check at the south door.  

North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner office hours leading up to Tax Day:

Thursday, April 13 – normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 14 – closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday

Monday, April 17 – extended hours 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18 – extended hours 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If taxpayers are unable to stop in-person, the individual income tax staff will be available by phone at 701.328.1247.

Taxpayers who are unable to file by the April 18 deadline will need to file an application for an extension. An extension may be filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by using Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. Extensions that are granted for federal returns are also recognized for North Dakota returns.

Filing for an extension will give taxpayers up to an additional six months to file,” Rauschenberger stated. “However, we remind individuals who owe taxes that they should make a payment by April 18 to avoid interest.”

The individual income tax deadline is on April 18 this year because April 15 is on a Saturday and Emancipation Day, a federal holiday in Washington, D.C., is on a Sunday. In turn, April 17 is Emancipation Day observed and the IRS will be closed.

As of April 1, 2017, nearly 340,000 North Dakota individual income tax returns have been processed.

Taxpayers can stay up-to-date on North Dakota tax-related matters by visiting the Office of State Tax Commissioner’s website at www.nd.gov/tax or by connecting on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. 



Steve Casey

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