It was slow start to the tax season following a delay that was spurred by the Fiscal Cliff issues in Washington, but the number of returns in the state is picking up.
State Tax Commissioner Cory Fong says his office is expecting about 410-thousand returns this season.
Fongs says electronic filing continues to remain popular and up to this point, 98 percent of those who have filed have done so electronically.
Fong says so far the processessing is going smoothly both at the federal and state level.
(Cory Fong, ND Tax Commissioner) "The feds are processing returns fairly quickly. As a matter of fact, I heard from a tax payer the other day that was surprised that they had their refund back in a week from the Feds which I thought was astounding. We're turning ours around in about three to four days.
Fong says as the end of the tax filing season nears, it does take the state a little longer to process returns as the volume increases.
The deadline to file your taxes is April 15th.