State of Nebraska Personal Income Tax Extensions

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General Instructions

Nebraska individual income tax returns are due by the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of the tax year (April 15 for calendar year taxpayers). If you cannot file by this date, you can get a state tax extension.

A Nebraska tax extension will give you 6 extra months to file your state return. Nebraska personal extensions are automatic, which means there is no application to submit. However, a tax extension does not give you more time to pay. You will need to make a state tax payment if you owe Nebraska income tax for the year. Your Nebraska tax must be paid by the original deadline (April 15) to avoid interest and penalty charges.

If you have a valid Federal extension (IRS Form 4868), you will automatically receive a Nebraska tax extension. In fact, you are only required to file a Nebraska extension if you don’t have a Federal extension but you want a state extension, or if you need to make a tentative payment for your Nebraska income tax. Additionally, the State of Nebraska automatically grants extensions to individuals who pay an authorized IRS tax preparer to e-file their Nebraska return.

To request a Nebraska tax extension, use Form 4868N (Nebraska Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File a Nebraska Individual Income Tax Return). This form should also be used if you need to make a Nebraska extension payment. If you prefer to go online, you can pay electronically via Nebraska e-Pay for Individuals:

Remember to attach a copy of your tax extension documentation (IRS Form 4868 or Nebraska Form 4868N) to your Nebraska return when it’s filed.

For more information, please visit the Nebraska Department of Revenue website:

Nebraska State Income Tax Payment Forms


Form 4868N (Nebraska Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File a Nebraska Individual Income Tax Return):

Mail to the following address:

Nebraska Department of Revenue

P.O. Box 94818

Lincoln, NE  68509-4818