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Hershman will assist Hoosiers in obtaining state tax forms

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 3, 2011) - State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) will assist Hoosiers by mailing state income tax forms to residents unable to obtain the documents online, at public libraries or offices of tax preparers and the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Recently, the Indiana Department of Revenue announced tax booklets would no longer be mailed as a cost-saving measure.

Hershman said nearly two-thirds of Indiana residents no longer make use of the hardcopy forms and instead file their taxes electronically. The move to eliminate the mass mailing of forms will save taxpayers an estimated  $200,000 each year.

"Most Indiana residents will have ready access to state tax forms by way of their computers or professional preparers," Hershman said. "But as a public service to those without Internet access, transportation or the assistance of an accountant, my office will have forms readily available to mail taxpayers in our area. Those who need help may contact my office and I will mail them the forms."

Hershman said constituents can request the forms by calling toll-free at 800-382-9467 or writing his office at Sen. Brandt Hershman, Indiana State Senate, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786.

Hershman represents Senate District 7, which includes Carroll, Clinton, Howard, Jasper, Tippecanoe and White counties.

Sen. Brandt Hershman