Media Advisory

April 15, 2009

Contact: Stephanie McFarland, APR
317.234.3793 - office

“The state’s ePay system is experiencing a historically high volume of tax-payment traffic today. This increased traffic is due to a number of taxpayers throughout the state who have – likely out of need – waited to pay their taxes today, as opposed to previous years. In fact, 80 percent of all I-File users over the past two days are paying online, compared to only 60 percent last year. As a result, the system may experience slow periods throughout the day.

“However, the Indiana Office of Technology and the Indiana Department of Revenue are working diligently to monitor and correct any issues that arise regarding the ePay system. The Indiana Office of Technology is working to isolate the ePay tool from other state online programs, with the goal being to speed up ePay processing and reduce access difficulties.

“Taxpayers who have already filed electronically and would like to mail their payment today, ensuring it is postmarked for April 15, may mail in a copy of their electronic filing confirmation and their check to:

Indiana Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 7224
Indpls., IN 46207-7724

“To date in this filing season, more than 86 percent of all filings have been submitted electronically, either through the Internal Revenue Service’s e-File program, or through the state’s I-File program – compared with 76 percent last year. I-File usage has jumped tremendously this point in the 2009 filing season to more than 135,000 users, compared with 108,000 users the same time last year.”