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Feb. 28, 2012
This time of year, “Where is my refund?” is the number-one question asked of the Indiana Department of Revenue.
The quickest way to get your state refund is to file your taxes electronically and have your refund deposited into your checking or savings account. For state income taxes, the Indiana Department of Revenue recommends you use I-File, the state’s fast, friendly, and free online tax program. When a taxpayer chooses to file electronically and is expecting a refund, the refund can take an average of 7 to 14 days to get to the taxpayer. However, if you mail in your state tax return, it can take up to 12 weeks – that’s three months versus two weeks. Who wants to wait that long?
If you’re waiting on a state refund and haven’t received it, the Indiana Department of Revenue can help. Simply have the exact amount of your state refund and your Social Security number (if you filed married filing jointly, either number will do) on hand and then do one of the following:
If you authorized your refund to be directly deposited into your bank account, remember to check your recent bank records. It could already have been deposited in your checking or savings account.
If you have any questions and would like to speak with a bilingual representative at the Indiana Department of Revenue, please call (317) 232-2240 (press 2 for Spanish) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also visit the Department’s Web site at www.dor.in.gov/.
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