Politics & Government

State to curb tax booklet mailings

The Kansas Department of Revenue will once again limit the number of income tax booklets it prints and distributes, in an effort to encourage electronic filing this tax season.

Only those who used original forms printed by the department to file their 2009 taxes — 56,188 taxpayers — will receive a paper booklet in the mail from the state. That number is down from 140,061 in 2010.

Last year, the department stopped sending the printed booklets to such distribution sites as banks, libraries and city or county offices.

The increased use of online filing has allowed the state to save $303,000 annually in printing and postage, the department said.

Taxpayers may still go to the department's website and download the necessary forms. They may also use the website to file their returns at no cost.

The website is www.kansas.gov/webfile. Deadline for filing 2010 taxes is April 18.

Taxpayers also can call the revenue department at 785-296-4937 to request a printed booklet.