FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2005
Kansas Department of Revenue
Gary Centlivre, Manager, Electronic Services Bureau
Ginger Park, Marketing Coordinator
785-296-5480, 1-800-4-KANSAS, email@example.com
Now All Kansans Can File State Taxes Online at accessKansas.org
TOPEKA, Kan. –This year the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) and accessKansas have
made free online tax filing available to all filers, even Kansas residents who have never paid
state taxes. Kansas taxpayers can use WebFile to file 2004 Kansas individual income taxes and
amendments. WebFile reduces filing errors, does not require taxpayers to download anything,
and it is quick and easy. WebFile may be accessed through the state’s Web site
www.accessKansas.org or KDOR’s tax site www.webtax.org.
"Join your neighbors who file and pay taxes electronically," Revenue Secretary Joan Wagnon
said. "It's fast, friendly and free. About half a million Kansans are using a computer to prepare
their return and mailing it to us. The state will save millions in processing costs if they just use
The online filing system is free to those who qualify for a refund or pay by electronic check.
Taxpayers who overpaid their 2004 taxes and file online will receive their refunds within five to
seven days, while refunds from paper returns will take approximately two weeks. Additionally
KDOR has a refund status service available at https://www.kdor.org/refundstatus/default.asp.
For taxpayers who underpaid and choose to pay by electronic check, KDOR will not withdraw the
funds from their accounts until April 15, 2005. Therefore, there is no reason for people to wait
until the last minute to complete their taxes.
WebFile is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no software to download and all
a taxpayer needs is a computer with an Internet connection and their assigned PIN from their
mailed tax booklet or last year’s refund/balance due amount. First-time filers will need
information from their W-2 to log into WebFile. The WebFile program performs most calculations
automatically, which reduces errors. Filers will receive a confirmation number and a printable
copy of the return, and nothing needs to be mailed to KDOR.
“WebFile is another example of improving government efficiency through technology,” Governor
Kathleen Sebelius said. “I encourage Kansans to save time by filing state taxes online.”
Electronically filed returns will save Kansas thousands of dollars this year, according to KDOR.
Much of these savings represent wages for temporary workers who have been needed in the past
to process paper returns. The State also saves money from the reduced filing errors in electronic
filings. The error rate for paper filing is nearly 9 percent compared to approximately 1.5 percent
for electronic filing. For Kansans who do not have easy access to a computer KDOR also offers
TeleFile, which allows individuals to file taxes by phone.
accessKansas is the official Web site of the state of Kansas (www.accessKansas.org) and a
service of the Information Network of Kansas, the agency providing electronic solutions for the
state. Kansas Information Consortium, a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC, Inc.
(Nasdaq: EGOV), is the network manager for accessKansas.
NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps
government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential
services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 1,400 state and local agencies that
serve more than 71 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at