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Indiana Eases Transportation Restrictions to Aid Wildfire Efforts in Western States -- Hoosiers are responding to the need for animal feed in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma because of wildfires that have devastated parts of those states. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb today directed the state to ease regulations for oversize loads of hay transported by truck. The Indiana Department of Revenue, Motor Carrier Services Division will assist those seeking a continuous travel oversize permit for loads of hay. Contact James Vest, 317-615-7247 or Stephanie Bailey, 317-615-7256 during the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday to request a permit. Haulers should be ready to provide the route they plan to travel so it can be reviewed for road restrictions and closures. For more information, click here.
Local Option Income Tax Rates -- Effective January 1, 2017, the local income tax rate imposed by a county will be the same for both residents and nonresidents subject to the local income tax rate. For more information, please see Departmental Notice #1 and Departmental Notice #42.
Exact Change Only -- Beginning January 1, 2017, the Indiana Department of Revenue's Indianapolis office location will accept exact change only for cash payments. Change will not be provided. The department's other district offices already follow this policy, which increases security for department employees and taxpayers. Other accepted payment methods include check, money order, cashier's check, Visa and MasterCard. Taxpayers who wish to pay with American Express or Discover may do so via the phone. Fees apply to payments made with credit cards.
Streamlined Sales Tax -- Effective February 2017, Indiana has the ability to offer Certified Service Providers (CSPs) the option to file a Simplified Electronic Return (SER) for Model "Other" clients and for non-Streamlined clients. To review Indiana's updated business rules for Streamlined Sales Tax participants, click here.
10-Digit Dialing -- Starting October 15, all local phone calls in the 317 area code will require 10-digit dialing. In other words, 555-5555 should be dialed 317-555-5555.
Disaster Response -- If you are a taxpayer impacted by the recent severe weather (flood, tornado, etc.) and anticipate difficulties making the appropriate state tax filings or payments, please contact the department to make arrangements for payment and remittance of taxes owed. We will work with you while you recover from this disaster.
2016 Annual Report -- The Indiana Department of Revenue recently published its FY 2016 annual report. To read it, click here.
School Scholarship Tax Credit Update -- The fund for the current fiscal year has been exhausted. No further credits will be awarded until after July 1, 2017. For more information, visit www.in.gov/dor/4305.htm
New BizTax Issue -- Check out the latest edition of BizTax, a publication designed for new and small businesses. This edition features articles about 2016 legislative changes, Business Education Outreach Program updates, INBiz, and much more. Read BizTax...
TaxTalk Blog -- Have you ever submitted your tax return only to discover an error? If so, you probably filed an amended tax return. Tax returns filed correctly the first time cost less to process, and refunds are issued in less time. Read more...
Electronic IT-20S and IT-65 Now Available -- Indiana S corporations and partnerships now are able to electronically file their 2015 annual business tax filings (IT-20S and IT-65), filed in 2016. For a list of certified tax vendors, click here.
Notification to Gasoline Distributors -- Effective April 1, 2017, the gasoline use tax rate in Indiana for the period from April 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017, is $0.124 per gallon. For more information, read Departmental Notice #2.
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