I-File may be solution for last-minute taxpayers

April 12, 2006

Contact: Stephanie McFarland, APR
317.234.3793 - office
317.696.3275 - mobile

INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2006) – Taxpayers waiting until the last minute on April 17 to file their Indiana individual income taxes can minimize deadline pressure by using I-File, the state’s free online filing program.

“We’re finding that most taxpayers are able to work through the program in half an hour,” said Karen Bathlemes, quality assurance manager with the Department of Revenue. “They also can make payments online or arrange to have their refunds directly deposited into their bank account.”

Taxpayers must have filed Indiana taxes in some form in the past to be eligible to use I-File.

The Department reports that 63 percent of individual income tax returns received this year have been filed electronically.

Revenue open Good Friday, extended hours on April 17
Though most of state government will be closed on Friday for the holiday, the Department of Revenue’s individual income tax, tax practitioner phone lines and walk-in locations in downtown Indianapolis will be open.

Taxpayers may contact the Department from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 14, at (317)232-2240. They may also visit the Indianapolis office in room N105 at 100 N. Senate Avenue. On April 17, the Department telephone lines and walk-in areas in Indianapolis will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.