North Dakota’s income tax forms and booklets are now available on-line.
But when you will be able to file your tax return is still up in the air.
State tax commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said that’s due to the passage of the federal tax cut bill.
"The IRS would normally start allowing filing by mid-January," Rauschenberger said. "But with all the changes brought on by the tax reform bill, that's been delayed a bit."
And Rauschenberger said because North Dakota is federalized -- meaning it follows the IRS filing guidelines -- filing may be delayed.
"Hopefully, by the end of January, we will be able to file," Rauschenberger said.
Rauschenberger said if you were expecting a refund, that might be delayed, also.
"Usually, early filers are looking to get a refund," Rauschenberger said. "We hope that will come on-line sooner, rather than later."
Rauschenberger said the Department – for the second year in a row – will not be sending booklets or forms via mail. He said all those are on the Department’s Web site – www.nd.gov/tax/forms.