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Sept. 14, 2010
If you were not quite ready to file your taxes when April 15 came around and you filed for an extension of time to file your federal and state taxes, the deadline for your extension is coming soon. If you filed for the federal extension, your deadline is Oct. 15, 2010, and the state’s absolutely last date to file is Nov. 15.
Those who could not file their federal income tax return by the April 15 due date, may have filed for a federal Extension of Time to File (Form 4868). Once approved, the extension allows individuals to file by Oct. 15, 2010. If the individuals pay any additional tax due by the deadline, penalties will be waived for their state and federal taxes.
If you are one of these individuals, and you haven’t yet filed your Indiana tax return, you will have some extra time. Not only does Indiana honor the federal extension filing time period, the Indiana Department of Revenue adds 30 days to it, meaning you have until Nov. 15, 2010, to file your Indiana income tax return.
The extension will also allow you to file with Indiana free from penalty if you’ve already paid at least 90 percent of the tax you expect to owe. Please note, however, that interest is always due on any amount paid after the April 15 original due date.
The easiest and most convenient way to file your Indiana return is by using I-File, the state’s fast, friendly, FREE online tax-filing system. If you’ve filed Indiana individual income taxes in the past few years, you’re eligible to use this system. Those who use I-File usually complete their returns online in about 20 minutes or less, and 97 percent of I-File users are satisfied with the online program and would recommend it to a friend or family member.
If you would like to speak with a bilingual representative from the Department of Revenue about your extension of time to file, please call (317) 232-2240 (press 2 for Spanish) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can submit questions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org You may also visit our Spanish Web site www.impuestos.in.gov/
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