INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Revenue has ended its in-house electronic income tax filing system and has partnered with a group of private tax application vendors who provide e-file services to two dozen states and the IRS.
The Times of Munster reports that starting in mid-January, Indiana taxpayers can select members of the Free File Alliance for e-filing of their state income tax returns. The alliance is comprised of H&R Block, Online Tax, TaxHawk and TurboTax.
Each vendor has different service criteria, but in general e-filing is free for taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of less than $57,000. That includes about 1 million Indiana residents.
Revenue Commissioner John Eckart says ending the state's I-File system will save Indiana about $200,000 e-file for free under the new program.