Find an Approved e-file Provider
The IRS offers a search feature on their Web site. Since this is a federal/state joint program, those approved by the IRS are also approved to e-file Indiana returns. Search for Approved e-file Providers.
Federal/State Electronic Filing
Federal/State Electronic Filing is:
Fast - Last year, refunds from electronically filed returns were issued in less than 2 weeks while many paper returns took up to 12 weeks to process. This year, our goal is 4 to 6 days for issuing electronic-return refunds.
Accurate - Because of all the computer checks built into the electronic filing program, these returns have a 98 percent accuracy rate. In contrast, 17 percent of paper returns have some sort of error which delays their processing.
Convenient - Since this is a combined federal/state program, taxpayers will file both their federal and Indiana returns at the same time.
You can participate in this program two ways:
- Take your completed return to an Electronic Return Originator who can transmit your return information for you; or
- Have a tax professional prepare your returns, then transmit them for you.
The cost will vary. Some preparers do not charge for the service if they are allowed to prepare the return. Some charge a minimal fee for the electronic-filing services in addition to preparation fees.
Direct deposit is available if you choose to receive your refund in this way.
If you have more questions about electronically filing your Indiana state individual-income taxes, please contact the Department at (317) 232-2240.
Technical Information for Tax Professionals
Download Publication IND 1345, the Handbook for Electronic Return Originators and Transmitters of Individual Income Tax Returns. (IND 1345 is available for download in PDF format, 529 kb.)
A list of participating software developers is also available.
If you have questions regarding the electronic filing program, contact the Indiana Electronic Filing Help Desk at (317) 615-2550, or send e-mail to the Department.
There is also an area on this site specifically for tax professionals.
If you need information about the federal program, please contact:
Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Joseph Newsom
P.O. Box 44985 Stop SB460
Indianapolis, IN 46244-0985
If you have questions about your federal refund, please call (800) 829-4477.
Technical Information for Software Developers
The Software Developer's Corner has information for certified software developers and developers interested in becoming certified for federal/state electronic filing.