STATEHOUSE (Jan. 6, 2011) - State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) 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 (IDOR).
Officials at IDOR last week announced tax booklets would no longer be mailed as a cost-saving measure.
Tomes 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.
"In the wake of this long, budget-writing session, Indiana legislators as well as state officials are certainly searching for cost-saving measures," Tomes said. "IDOR's elimination of the mass mailing of tax forms does remove a great deal of waste; however, it may be a hindrance to some. If need be, residents may contact my office for assistance and avoid inconveniences in obtaining the forms."
Tomes said constituents can request the forms by calling toll-free at 800-382-9467 or writing his office at Sen. Jim Tomes, Indiana State Senate, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786.
Sen. Tomes represents Senate District 49, which includes portions of Gibson, Posey and Vanderburgh counties.