Thousands of Hoosiers can file tax returns for free
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 4, 2016) – Nearly two million Hoosiers can file their tax returns for free.
Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $62,000 or less in 2015 may qualify for INfreefile from the Indiana Department of Revenue. The program allows taxpayers to file their federal and state returns at no cost.
Taxpayers should visit www.freefile.dor.in.gov to learn more about the program and to see if they qualify based on the vendors’ options. Participating vendors include popular tax software like TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct, OLT Online Taxes and 1040NOW.
According to the department, there are several benefits to filing online:
- Faster refunds – Electronically-filed returns are processed in 12 to 14 days, whereas a paper-filed return can take up to 12 weeks
- More secure – Fewer people see your personal information
- Get more or pay less – E-filing software may suggest credits and deductions about which you might not have known
- Better accuracy – Electronically-filed returns have a two percent error rate versus 20 percent for paper returns
INfreefile is part of the Free File Alliance, a national program developed in 2003 in conjunction with the IRS and tax software vendors. Anyone with questions should contact the Indiana Department of Revenue by phone at 317-232-2240 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.