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Indiana Department of Revenue

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Resources for Spanish-Speaking Taxpayers
March 25, 2015


The Department of Revenue recognizes not all Indiana taxpayers speak English. In fact, nearly 10 percent of Indiana residents speak a language other than English at home. Read more...

Time is Running Out - File for Free!
March 18, 2015

The Department of Revenue offers a number of resources to help Hoosier taxpayers breathe a sigh of relief this tax season. In fact, nearly two million Hoosier taxpayers qualify to file their federal AND state taxes online for free with Indiana freefile. Read more...

How does Indiana process electronically-filed returns?
March 16, 2015

More than three million Hoosiers file individual income tax returns each year, and two-thirds of those taxpayers will receive a refund. But what happens from the time you file your return to the time you receive your refund? Read more...

Most Commonly Claimed Credits and Deductions
March 12, 2015

Many taxpayers are eligible to claim credits and deductions when filing their taxes. Read more...

Identity Protection Resources
March 6, 2015

Here are three important websites for identity protection. Read more...

Protect Your Child's Identity
March 4, 2015

There actually is strong merit for checking your child’s credit report: Children are prime targets for identity theft. Read more...

Protecting Your Identity: The Identity Confirmation Quiz
March 2, 2015

The department has special security features in its tax processing system. These security features make up the department’s identity protection program. The program specifically looks at the identity information in each tax return, making sure each taxpayer is who he says he is. Read more...

7 Things First-time Filers Need to Know
Feb. 27, 2015

For new taxpayers, the department created a list of seven things first-time filers need to know. Read more...

Resources for Tax Preparers & Volunteers
Feb. 23, 2015

Even the most experienced and knowledgeable tax preparers and volunteers run into problems or have questions during tax season. Read more...

Deductions for Military Personnel
Feb. 20, 2015

Military personnel, especially those serving in combat zones, face some special tax situations and are entitled to certain deductions. Read more...

Choosing a Tax Preparer
Feb. 16, 2015

It is extremely important to find a qualified, reputable tax professional to prepare your taxes. Remember, you are legally responsible for what is on your tax return even if it is prepared by someone else, so choose your tax preparer wisely. Read more...

Where's My Refund?
Feb. 9, 2015

This time of year, many Hoosier taxpayers anxiously await their tax refunds. The quickest way to get your state tax refund is to file your taxes electronically and have your refund deposited directly to your checking or savings account. Read more...

How the Department is Protecting Your Identity
Feb. 6, 2015

This week, the Indiana Department of Revenue published a blog series about the threat of identity theft and how to protect yourself. This information might leave you asking a few questions about how the department is going to help protect you. This blog provides answers to five important questions you might have. Read more...  

A Message from an ID Thief
Feb. 4, 2015

"Hi, my name is Tom Thief, and I’m an identity thief. Today, I’m going to share with you how I plan to use your identity this tax season." Read more...

How to Protect Your Identity
Feb. 2, 2015  

Take a minute to consider these five quick tips for protecting your identity. Read more...  

File for Free with INfreefile
Jan. 28, 2015

This year, consider using  Indiana freefile (INfreefile) to file your federal and state income taxes  online for free. Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $60,000 or  less could qualify for this convenient and free program. Read more...

Increased Security Features Continue in 2015
Jan 15, 2015

The department again will implement an identity protection program for the 2015 tax season to continue protecting taxpayer identities. Read more…

Tax Season Opening Soon
Jan. 5, 2015  

It’s about that time – tax season! Read on for important (and money-saving) information regarding the 2015 tax filing season. Read more... 

Tax Season Checklist
Dec. 17, 2014

Not sure how to start preparing to file your taxes? Read these quick tips to help make the upcoming tax season a success. Read more...

2014 Indiana Individual Income Tax Forms Online
Dec. 2, 2014

Want a preview of the 2014 state income tax forms? They are now online. Read more…

Indiana Tax Practitioner Institute Classes
Oct. 29, 2014

At the Indiana Tax Practitioner Institute Classes the department shares critical information about legislative changes and department updates with tax practitioners. Read more...

Tax Conference Report Released
Oct. 9, 2014

The department recently took its next step forward in simplifying the Indiana tax code by releasing a report of recommendations made at the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference. Read more...

Department Offers New and Small Business Tax Handbook
Sept. 30, 2014

A comprehensive handbook is now available for new and small Hoosier business owners. Read more...

Department Stops $39 Million in Attempted Identity Theft
Sept 9, 2014

This year, identity theft criminals attempted to seal $39 million from Hoosier taxpayers. Read more...

Education Credits and Deductions
Aug. 18, 2014

Its back to school and time to think about how credits and deductions for scholarship donations, education expenses, and 529 investments can reduce your state tax liabilities. Read more…

Have you Followed the Department on #SocialMedia?
July 21, 2014

If you’re one of the many people who prefer finding information on social media, consider following the Indiana Department of Revenue on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Read more…

Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference
July 3, 2014

Last week, the department helped organize the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference at the government center with more than 40 speakers and panelists and nearly 200 attendees. Read more…

Low-income Elderly Credit Must be Claimed by June 30, 2014
June 23, 2014

Deadline for claiming credit for certain low-income Hoosier seniors rapidly approaching. Read more…

Got a Tax Bill?
June 19, 2014

If your tax bill arrives and you are unable to pay the full amount due, you might be eligible for a payment plan through the Indiana Department of Revenue. Read more...

2014 Annual Hearing Minutes Released
June 6, 2014

This year’s annual meeting was held on June 3, 2014. Read more…

Submit Your Suggestions for Improving Taxes
June 4, 2014

The state invites all Hoosiers and Hoosier businesses to submit tax simplification suggestions to be heard at the conference. Read more...

Share Your Thoughts at the Annual Public Hearing
May 15, 2014

You are cordially invited to the Indiana Department of Revenue’s annual public hearing. Read more…

Department Continues to Stop ID Theft
May 7, 2014

The April 15 tax deadline may have passed, but the identity protection program continues protecting Hoosiers from identity theft and the state from tax fraud. Read more…

Tax Law Changes – And Ways to Keep Informed
April 28, 2014

The 2014 state legislative session has ended. Here are some highlights of upcoming tax changes. Read more…

April 15 Is Here!
April 15, 2014

The April 15 individual income tax filing deadline is upon us. Here’s a rundown of last-minute filing and payment options. Read more...

What to Do if You Owe Tax
April 9, 2014

The tax filing deadline is almost here. Are you finding it difficult to pay your taxes? We’ve got helpful suggestions. Read more…

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  • Time is Running Out - File for Free!
    March 18, 2015

    The April 15 deadline to file your taxes is fast approaching. If you've waited to file, there's no need to panic. The Department of Revenue offers a number of resources to help Hoosier taxpayers breathe a sigh of relief this tax season. Read more...

  • How does Indiana process electronically-filed returns?
    March 16, 2015

    More than three million Hoosiers file individual income tax returns each year, and two-thirds of those taxpayers will receive a refund. But what happens from the time you file your return to the time you receive your refund? Read more...

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