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Fireworks Public Safety Fee in Indiana

June 21, 2017

firework sparklerAre 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.

Items detonated or burned to produce a visible or audible effect are considered fireworks. These items may include:

  • Firecrackers;
  • Roman candles;
  • Missile-type rockets; and
  • Wire sparklers.

Businesses selling fireworks in Indiana must collect a five percent Fireworks Public Safety Fee in addition to Indiana’s seven percent sales tax.

The Fireworks Public Safety Fee was passed into law during the 2006 session of the Indiana General Assembly and became effective for all transactions occurring in Indiana after May 31, 2006.

For more information about the Fireworks Public Safety Fee, please visit More information also is available in Commissioner’s Directive #31.


Join us for the Annual Public Hearing

June 7, 2017

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You’re invited to the Indiana Department of Revenue’s annual public hearing.

In 1989, the Indiana General Assembly passed the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. Included within that law is a requirement for the department to hold an annual public hearing as part of an overall effort to be more responsive to the public’s questions and concerns.

If you have concerns or suggestions about how the department writes letters, sends billings, or handles your tax return, now is your chance to provide your feedback. Your input is valued as we strive to improve.

Taxpayers also can email their concerns or suggestions 24/7 to

The annual hearing is a formal opportunity for your voice to be heard. But if driving to Indianapolis on a Tuesday morning to participate in the public hearing doesn’t work with your schedule, you can write us a letter to be read aloud at the hearing.

Event Details:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT
Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room 19
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

[Event information for the Indiana Department of Revenue's 2017 annual public hearing is subject to change.]

Send your letter to:
Indiana Department of Revenue
Commissioner’s Office
MS #101
100 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You can read the Taxpayer Bill of Rights at

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