Choosing the Right Tax Form to File

Not sure which tax form you need to file? The information below can help you decide which form is right for you or your family. First know that:

  • If you file a single federal income tax return, you must file a single Indiana individual income tax return.
  • If you file a joint federal income tax return, you must file a joint Indiana individual income tax return.

Current year tax forms

Form IT-40

Use Form IT-40 if you and your spouse are filing jointly and were full-year Indiana residents.

Form IT-40RNR

Use Form IT-40RNR if you meet both of the following requirements:

  • You are a full-year resident of one of the following states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin; and
  • You received only the following types of income from Indiana: wages, salaries, tips or other compensation.

Note: If you have any other kind of Indiana-source income, you'll have to file Form IT-40PNR.

Form IT-40PNR

Use Form IT-40PNR if you and/or your spouse are filing jointly and were Indiana residents for less than a full year (or not at all) and you do not qualify to file Form IT-40RNR.

Examples to help you decide on which tax form to use

File Form IT-40 if:

  • Single, full-year Indiana resident OR
  • Married, filing joint and you both were full-year Indiana residents OR;
    Married, filing separately, and were a full-year Indiana resident.

File Form IT-40PNR if:

  • Single, part-year resident OR
  • Full-year nonresident of Indiana.

File Form IT-40PNR if:

  • Filing a joint return; were an Indiana resident during some or all of the year; and your spouse was a part-year or full-year nonresident of Indiana.

File Form IT-40PNR if:

  • Full-year Indiana nonresident and receive taxable income from Indiana.

File Form IT-40RNR if:

  • Full-year resident of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin, and the only income you received from Indiana was from wages, salaries, tips or other compensation.

File Form IT-40X if:

  • You need to correct (amend) an Indiana individual income tax return that you have already filed, file Form IT-40X.

Military personnel tax information can be found here.