INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service opened the 2017 individual income tax filing season and began processing individual income tax returns Monday.
According to a press release from the revenue department electronic filing of returns is encouraged based on the following advantages.
- Faster refunds – e-filed returns are processed in 14 days, while a paper return can take up to 12 weeks to process.
- Increased security – fewer people see your information when you file electronically
- More accurate – e-filed returns have a two perfect error rate compares to a 20 percent error rate for paper-filed returns.
- Free filing options – nearly two million Indiana taxpayers qualify to file their federal and state income taxes online for free using Indiana freefile.