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The DOR is using this webpage to present information to taxpayers and their representatives (typically accounting and legal professionals) about DOR’s protest process and the various ways to resolve those protests, and to provide direct links to State forms. Please refer to the Department’s Protest Guide for more information.  The protest guide is available at http://www.in.gov/dor/files/DOR_Protest_Guide.pdf.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do to challenge a proposed assessment of tax by the Department?

You have a right to challenge a Proposed Assessment within 60 days of the date of the assessment letter. If you wish to do so, you must send a written protest that explains the basis for your protest, the Protest Submission Checklist (see Forms below), and any supporting documentation to the following address:

Indiana Department of Revenue
Attn: Legal Division, MS 102
100 N. Senate Avenue, Room N248
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Protest Submission Checklist will give you options on how you wish to approach your protest. By statute you have a right to request a hearing on your protest, but you also have other choices. Please reference the Protest Checklist below. Also, for further information, please consult the Department’s Protest Guide which can be found at http://www.in.gov/dor/files/DOR_Protest_Guide.pdf


What do I do to challenge the Department's denial of a claim for refund of tax?

You have a right to challenge a denied claim for refund of what you consider to be overpaid tax within 60 days of the date of the Department’s denial. If you wish to do so, you must send a written protest that explains the basis for your protest, the Protest Submission Checklist (see Forms below), and any supporting documentation to the following address:

Indiana Department of Revenue
Attn: Legal Division, MS 102
100 N. Senate Avenue, Room N248
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Protest Submission Checklist will give you options on how you wish to approach your protest. By statute you have a right to request a hearing on your protest, but you also have other choices. Please reference the Protest Checklist below. Also, for further information, please consult the Department’s Protest Guide which can be found at http://www.in.gov/dor/files/DOR_Protest_Guide.pdf
 

What is a hearing and how to I participate?

First you should know that the hearing process is informal in that it is not like a court hearing. A hearing is your opportunity to carefully, fully, and precisely define the legal and factual issues in dispute. It is also your opportunity and responsibility to provide the Department with a complete, well-organized record of any and all documents needed to support your position. You can provide that record before the hearing, during the hearing, or – if necessary – within a brief and well defined period of time following the hearing. If you request more than two weeks after the hearing to provide the additional documentation, you will be asked to fill out a form requesting an extension of time. Even though it is informal, it is your responsibility to show why you think the Department’s position is incorrect.

If you choose to request an administrative hearing on your protest, the hearing officer assigned your protest will send you a letter scheduling the hearing.

The DOR has prepared a protest guide to help taxpayers prepare for a hearing. The guide can be found online at https://www.in.gov/dor/files/DOR_Protest_Guide.pdf.
 

Where is my hearing held?

Unless you receive a notice stating otherwise, all Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) hearings are held at the DOR’s Central Office located in Room N248 on the 2nd floor of Indiana Government Center North, located at 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Also, you may request a phone hearing if you prefer not to come to downtown Indianapolis for the hearing. If you wish to request a phone hearing please contact the hearing officer assigned your protest at the number or email provided by the hearing officer, or call (317) 232-2100 if you have not been assigned a hearing officer.

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Is parking available?

Metered parking is available on several streets near the Indiana Government Center North, including Washington Street, Ohio Street, and New York Street.

State parking garages are located on Senate Avenue and Washington Street, where public parking may be available. If you park at one of the state parking garages, bring your ticket with you so that you can get it validated at the Department for free parking. Public parking is not available in these garages when the Indiana legislature is in session.

Parking is also available at Circle Centre Mall, located at 49 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

State Protest Forms

Protest Submission Form (must accompany written protest) - State Form 56317
Protest Resolution Extension Request - State Form 56318
Power of Attorney (POA-1) - State Form 49357

Published Final Determinations

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