When Does Kansas Start Accepting Tax Returns?

It’s that time of year again! Get all the information you need to know about when Kansas starts accepting tax returns.

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The tax filing season for 2019 began on January 28, 2020. The Kansas Tax Department will begin processing state and local returns on that date. Kansas individual income tax returns are due April 15, 2020.

Federal Tax Returns

The IRS began processing federal tax returns on January 28, 2019. The majority of refunds are issued within 21 days.

State Tax Returns

Most states begin processing tax returns within a week or two of the IRS opening date, but some states have different start dates.

Kansas starts accepting tax returns on January 20th.

Filing an Extension

An extension gives you more time to file your tax return, but it does not give you more time to pay any taxes you may owe. If you need additional time to pay your taxes, please see our page on Payment Options.

To get an extension, you must file Form 4868 by the due date of your return. By filing this form, you are automatically granted a six-month extension of time to file, until October 15. If you are out of the country on the due date of your return, you are automatically granted an additional two months to file, until December 15. You do not need to explain why you are asking for an extension; simply indicate that it is for “tax purposes.”


The answer to the question “When does Kansas start accepting tax returns?” is that there is no set date. The state of Kansas does not have a set date by which taxpayers must file their returns, but the IRS does. Taxpayers in Kansas should file their federal tax return by April 15th.

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