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Increase in Gasoline License Tax, Special Fuel License Tax, and Motor Carrier Surcharge Tax -- P.L. 218-2017 requires the department to publish the new rates effective July 1, 2017, for the gasoline license tax (IC 6-6-1.1-201), special fuel license tax (IC 6-6-2.5-28), and motor carrier surcharge  tax (IC 6-6-4.1-4.5) on the department’s Internet website no later than June 1, 2017.  For the period July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, the following rates shall be in effect:
     Gasoline license tax:                    $0.28/gallon
     Special fuel license tax:               $0.26/special fuel gallon
     Motor carrier surcharge tax:       $0.21/surcharge gallon

Notification to Gasoline Distributors -- Effective July 1, 2017, the gasoline use tax rate in Indiana for the period from July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017, is $0.128 per gallon. For more information, read Departmental Notice #2.

Local Option Income Tax Rates -- Effective January 1, 2017, the local income tax rate imposed by a county will be the same for both residents and nonresidents subject to the local income tax rate. For more information, please see Departmental Notice #1 and Departmental Notice #42.

Exact Change Only -- Beginning January 1, 2017, the Indiana Department of Revenue's Indianapolis office location will accept exact change only for cash payments. Change will not be provided. The department's other district offices already follow this policy, which increases security for department employees and taxpayers. Other accepted payment methods include check, money order, cashier's check, Visa and MasterCard. Taxpayers who wish to pay with American Express or Discover may do so via the phone. Fees apply to payments made with credit cards.

Streamlined Sales Tax -- Effective February 2017, Indiana has the ability to offer Certified Service Providers (CSPs) the option to file a Simplified Electronic Return (SER) for Model "Other" clients and for non-Streamlined clients. To review Indiana's updated business rules for Streamlined Sales Tax participants, click here.

10-Digit Dialing -- Starting October 15, all local phone calls in the 317 area code will require 10-digit dialing. In other words, 555-5555 should be dialed 317 -555-5555.

Disaster Response -- If you are a taxpayer impacted by the recent severe weather (flood, tornado, etc.) and anticipate difficulties making the appropriate state tax filings or payments, please contact the department to make arrangements for payment and remittance of taxes owed. We will work with you while you recover from this disaster.

2016 Annual Report -- The Indiana Department of Revenue recently published its FY 2016 annual report. To read it, click here.

School Scholarship Tax Credit Update -- The fund for the current fiscal year has been exhausted. No further credits will be awarded until after July 1, 2017. For more information, visit

New BizTax Issue -- Check out the latest edition of BizTax, a publication designed for new and small businesses. This edition features articles about 2016 legislative changes, Business Education Outreach Program updates, INBiz, and much more. Read BizTax...

TaxTalk Blog -- Are you ready to light up the sky this Fourth of July? For many Americans, Independence Day is celebrated with family, friends, backyard cookouts, and most of all - fireworks. Read more...

Electronic IT-20S and IT-65 Now Available -- Indiana S corporations and partnerships now are able to electronically file their 2015 annual business tax filings (IT-20S and IT-65), filed in 2016. For a list of certified tax vendors, click here.


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