By: Ben Haut, WKVI
Published: February 4th, 2014
Close to 1 million Hoosiers will qualify to file their federal and state taxes online this tax season. Indiana Freefile offers free federal and state tax filing online to taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes of $58,000 or less during 2013.
More than 119,000 taxpayers used Infreefile last year to file their taxes by visiting www.freefile.dor.in.gov. There, you can see if you qualify for INfreefile based on the vendors’ options. If they qualify, all taxpayers have to do is click the vendor of their choice and complete their tax returns online.
This year, six vendors provide an easy and secure way to file taxes online. The vendors participating in INfreefile include 1040Now, H&R Block, OLT OnLine Taxes, TaxAct, TaxSlayer and Turbo Tax.
There are many advantages to electronically filing, including faster refunds, typically less than two weeks; better security, with fewer people seeing your information; higher return or lower amount due; and better accuracy, with a 2 percent error rate versus 20 percent for paper returns.
If taxpayers have any questions specific to their return, the department encourages them to visit www.in.gov/dor/3392.htm or call (317) 232-2240.