Didn’t File or Pay on Time

April 21, 2014

Taxpayers who missed the April 15 individual income tax filing deadline should still file and pay their taxes to minimize penalty and interest.

Taxpayers filing and paying after the deadline should consider doing so electronically. Electronic returns and payments are processed quickly, while paper returns with payments can take up to 12 weeks to process.

INfreefile, the department’s free online filing program, is still available for qualified taxpayers to file federal and state taxes at www.freefile.dor.in.gov. Visit www.freefile.dor.in.gov to see if you qualify based on the vendors’ options.

Taxpayers can pay tax owed online through the department’s secure ePay site at www.epay.in.gov.

If you cannot pay your taxes due, pay as much as possible to minimize penalty and interest charges. The department will send a bill for the remainder of the amount due, which will include penalty and current interest. After receiving the bill, go to www.intaxpay.in.gov to see if you qualify for a payment plan. Taxpayers will qualify if they owe more than $100 and can pay at least 20 percent down.

If you need assistance, or have any questions about your return, please contact the department at (317) 232-2240.