They file their state & federal taxes for free.
This website is designed for you, the individual taxpayer. You can check on the status of your refund, find out whether you are qualified to file your taxes online for free, find individual tax forms, learn about credits and deductions you might be eligible to claim, and more.
If you cannot find the information you need on our website or the FAQs webpage, please contact the department at (317) 232-2240 and a tax representative will be happy to assist you.
Individual Income Tax Filing Deadline -- The individual income tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
If you live in Indiana, work in Indiana, or have income from Indiana sources, chances are you will have to file an annual individual income tax return with the Indiana Department of Revenue.
Tax Season Opening Date -- The Internal Revenue Service and Indiana Department of Revenue will open the 2017 filing season on Jan. 23.
Minimum Essential Health Coverage -- The federal government requires you to have health insurance and indicate your status when you file your federal taxes. The Indiana Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA) is mailing 1095-B Forms to all recipients of eligible Indiana health coverage assistance benefits. There are no health insurance reporting requirements for your state of Indiana taxes. For more information, visit the FSSA website by clicking here.
Driver's License Numbers -- As part of a collaborative effort among various states, the IRS and software vendors, you may be asked to provide your driver's license or state-issued identification code number when filing your taxes. This information is requested in an effort to combat stolen identity tax fraud. Providing this information is optional. If you choose not to provide this information, the processing of your return will not be impacted.
Refund Videos – Check of the department’s Video Library which includes videos about how to check the status of your refund, how to replace a lost refund check, and what the time period is to claim a refund. www.in.gov/dor/4684.htm.
Assistance for Seniors and Low-Income Taxpayers
If you are a senior or low-income taxpayer looking for assistance in preparing your individual income taxes, here are some organizations that can help.
- The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program focuses on helping low- and moderate-income people, with special attention to those over age 60. To find a site near you, click here.
- The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. To find a site near you, click here.