Indiana libraries have received a letter from the Indiana Department of Revenue regarding the popular Indiana state income tax forms and online services. They reported their intentions to provide tax forms and booklets to Indiana libraries, along with downloadable forms and booklets. Many libraries make these files available to their patrons by saving the files, or linking them directly to the desktop of each public access computer. This makes it easy for patrons to access and print whatever form they need.
Because the department offers so many electronic options to taxpayers, fewer people are filing by paper (only about 20 percent). Due to the decline in paper filings, the department will mail forms and booklets based on last year’s orders with a reduction of 10 percent. Please note the IT-40PNR Booklet will not be included in the library shipments this year due to a very limited number of taxpayers who filed it last year. Taxpayers can download the IT-40PNR as well as other forms or booklets online or call 317-615-2581 to have an IT-40PNR Booklet mailed to them. For other tax filing questions, please direct patrons to www.in.gov/dor/3392.htm.
Reorders online will be very limited this year. To make the forms and booklets your library receives last longer we ask you to encourage patrons to file electronically and to limit the number of tax forms taken to one per patron. Indiana will again offer INfreefile as a free electronic filing alternative.
The benefits to using INfreefile include: