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Feb. 25, 2013
The Indiana Department of Revenue (and the IRS) opened the 2013 filing season and began processing individual income tax returns Jan. 30. The Indiana Department of Revenue encourages taxpayers to electronically file their federal and state return and take advantage of the new Automatic Tax Refund credit available to Hoosiers. The department also will extend its customer service hours to accommodate taxpayer needs.
Indiana offers Indiana freefile (INfreefile) for those qualified to file their federal AND state taxes online for free. Nearly 1 million Hoosier taxpayers qualify to file taxes for free through INfreefile!
Taxpayers should visit www.freefile.dor.in.gov to see if they qualify for INfreefile based on the vendors’ options. If they qualify, all taxpayers have to do is click the vendor of their choice and complete their tax returns online. It’s that simple!
If taxpayers don’t qualify for INfreefile, they will need to pay for e-filing their federal and state tax returns using one of many vendors who offer these services.
There are many advantages to electronically filing:
Automatic Taxpayer Refund Credit
The Indiana General Assembly passed legislation providing for an Automatic Taxpayer Refund (ATR) credit for tax year 2012.
Taxpayers will be eligible for the credit if they meet the following qualifications:
The refundable credit authorized for 2012 is $111 per eligible taxpayer ($222 for an eligible married couple filing a joint return). Dependents are not eligible to claim the ATR unless they are filing their own state tax return.
For more information about the ATR credit, visit www.in.gov/dor/4761.htm.
Hours of Operation Changes for the Season
To better serve taxpayers, the department has extended its customer service office hours during the tax season:
If you have questions or concerns about the upcoming tax season, you can always speak to a bilingual representative by calling (317) 232-2240 (press 2 for Spanish) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Also, be sure to visit and subscribe to the department’s Spanish website at http://www.impuestos.in.gov/ to get the latest tax updates.
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