Indianapolis, In. — It is often said that the best things in life are free, so why should tax season be an exception? Customers with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018 may be eligible to file both state and federal taxes at no cost with the Indiana Department of Revenue’s (DOR) free-file program (INfreefile).
“Nearly 2 million Hoosiers qualified to use INfreefile in 2018, but less than 90,000 took advantage of this no-cost filing option,” explained DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp. “Our goal for 2019 is to ensure more and more qualifying Hoosiers are aware of the INfreefile program with hopes they participate.”
INfreefile is in its 16th year of offering free online tax filing services to Hoosiers, using the same electronic question-and-answer style vendor software most customers pay to use.
“An additional perk to INfreefile is the electronic accuracy of filing your return,” added Commissioner Krupp. “Filing electronically has only a 2 percent error rate versus a 20 percent error rate for paper-filed returns.”
Filing electronically also results in faster refunds with customers typically getting their refunds in about two to three weeks. If individuals opt for direct deposit of their refunds, they may receive their refunds even faster.
2019 participating INfreefile vendors include (in alphabetical order, not by preference):
- H&R Block
- OLT Online Taxes
- Tax Act
- Turbo Tax
For access to the no-cost filing program along with a complete list of qualifications by vendor, customers may visit the INfreefile website at freefile.dor.in.gov. If customers participated in the program previously and held an account with one of the vendors, they will still need to create a new account to utilize INfreefile.