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Feb. 14, 2012
Tax time has finally officially arrived. By now you should have received all the paperwork you need to file your taxes. Make sure you have everything you were expecting, whether 1099s, W-2s or any other tax information. If you are missing something, you’re going to have to make sure you find out why.
Your employer should have provided you with your tax paperwork by January 31. If you are missing something, it’s time to contact you company’s human resources department and request a replacement copy. If you still don’t receive what you need in a couple of weeks, you can call the IRS and they will interceed on your behalf. The IRS will help make sure you get all the information you need to fill out your tax forms.
If you have all of your papers in order, it’s time to start filing. We recommend filing electronically. Electronic filing is much faster than paper filing. If you e-file and you’re due a refund, you can expect it to be in your account as quickly as seven to ten days. It can take 12 weeks for a paper refund to find its way back to you.
The State of Indiana has started a new program to help Hoosiers e-file for free called INfreefile. The new program allows around one million Indiana taxpayers to file both state and federal taxes at no cost. It’s a fast and easy way to make sure you get your taxes completed quickly and accurately.
All you have to do is log onto the website and see if you qualify. We have six professional tax vendors that are offering free filing services this year and, if you qualify, they all provide free, online filing for both your federal and state taxes.
Find out if you qualify today by going to www.freefile.dor.in.gov/.
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