Louisville, KY – According to Department of Revenue Manager of Training Gayle Fields, about 80 percent of Kentuckians have already filed their tax returns. Most of them did it online.
"I think more people filed earlier in anticipation of a refund. I can't say for sure it's a record because I don't have access numbers. But I think that overall, we are probably up to what we have done in the past or ahead definitely ahead electronically."
The remaining twenty percent can file online. But Fields says state phone lines and offices that provide assistance to last-minute filers will not stay open past five o'clock. The services have had extended hours in previous years, but Fields says a tight budget will force them to shut down at the regular time.