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April 26, 2005, Lexington, KY
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Commonwealth Technology News

Department of Revenue Showcases Delinquent Taxpayers
The Kentucky Department of Revenue has found a great way to get delinquent taxpayers to pay up; post their name online.

Attention: Don't Bite these Phish
If you're already cautious about opening unsolicited email, this will really make you wary.

Tracking Technology-Related Legislation in Kentucky
As the 2005 Kentucky General Assembly winds down, Techlines takes a snapshot of legislation with a technology component.

New Technology Unveiled for Medicaid Data
A new tool rolls out aimed at modernizing access to medicaid data.

Electronic Service Increases Access to News
Gov. Fletcher introduces new touch tone news service for the visually impaired and disabled.

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E-Filing Takes Off!


Every year at this time, Techlines features a State Stat on the number of people moving from paper to electronic tax filing.  As of March 1, 2005, 93 percent of all individual income tax returns filed so far with Kentucky's Department of Revenue have been e-filed.  That's over 511,000!  Last year, at the same time, the number was 432,000 returns, or 74.6 percent. 

“The Department of Revenue receives in excess of three million pieces of mail between January and May of each year and paper returns must be opened, sorted and manually entered,” Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph said. “Electronic filing allows your information to go directly into the system, reducing error and delay and allowing your refund to be direct deposited to your financial institution.”

Typical processing times for current year returns with no errors are:

  • 7 to 10 days for electronic filed returns
  • 2 to 3 weeks for paper returns with 2D barcode
  • 6 to 12 weeks for traditional paper returns

 

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