Tax Season

Tax Season

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Since 2003, millions of Hoosiers have been using INfreefile to file their taxes. Through this program developed by the Internal Revenue Service, certain tax preparation vendors like H&R Block or FreeTaxUSA offer free filings of federal and state taxes. Qualification for free filing depends on factors like adjusted gross income, age and military status. To see if you are eligible, click here.

Below are some of the perks of using INfreefile.

  • Faster refunds: A paper-filed return can take up to 12 weeks.
  • Confirmation: You’ll receive confirmation that your return was received and accepted.
  • 24/7 access: You can access INfreefile at any time.
  • Easy to use: All INfreefile options are user-friendly and include step-by-step instructions.
  • Fewer errors: Electronically filed returns have a two percent error rate, compared to a 20 percent error rate for paper-filed returns.
  • More efficient: You can prepare and file your federal and state tax returns at the same time.
  • Convenient: INfreefile provides the convenience of direct deposit for refunds and direct debit for payment of taxes owed.

As a reminder, always be careful and use secure methods while filing your taxes. During this time of year tax identity thieves are waiting to take your tax refund. Using a secure online platform, like those offered by INfreefile, is one of many ways to secure your identity and your money. If tax identity theft does happen to you, report it immediately to the Federal Trade Commission at to begin your personal recovery plan.