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Welcome to DOR's Tax Talk Blog

Tax Talk is a weekly blog published each Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) that discusses tax tips, DOR programs, and helpful information for tax preparers. During tax season blogs are posted on both Mondays and Wednesdays. 


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Know Which Tax Forms to File

February 13, 2019

Are you unsure of which tax form you need to file this year? DOR has information to help you decide which form is right for you or your family this tax season.

Important information to know:

  • 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.

So, what form do I need to use?
Below are several common forms and descriptions to help you decide:

  • Form IT-40
    If you and your spouse are filing jointly and were full-year Indiana residents.
  • Form IT-40RNR
    If you meet both of the following requirements:
    o You are a full-year resident of one of the following states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin; and
    o You received only the following types of income from Indiana: wages, salaries, tips or other compensation. 
  • 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.

You may visit DOR’s current year tax forms webpage to find more information on what forms are available. You may also call DOR’s Customer Service (317) 232-2240, available 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST.


Free, Free, Free Tax Filing with 2019 INfreefile

February 11, 2019

Nothing is better than getting something for free. Did you know that Indiana has a program that will let you file of both your state and federal income taxes for no cost? Well we do, it’s called Indiana free file (INfreefile) and you may be one of an estimated two million Hoosiers that qualify.

If you have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $66,000 or less you may be eligible to use INfreefile.

INfreefile uses sophisticated question-and-answer style software from certified vendors.

The vendors participating in INfreefile this year include:

  • FreeTaxUSA
  • H&R Block
  • OLT Online Taxes
  • TaxAct
  • TurboTax

Pro tip: Be sure to access all INfreefile vendor offers from DOR’s INfreefile website and create a new account each year with the vendor to ensure a no-cost filing.

To learn more about the participating vendor offers, visit DOR’s INfreefile website at

You can access INfreefile 24/7, making it not only easy but also convenient. See which vendor you may qualify to use today.