IRS Discontinuing Tax Booklet And Form Mailings

By Maureen Mespell

IRS Discontinuing Tax Booklet And Form Mailings

December 29, 2010 Updated Dec 29, 2010 at 5:55 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- The Department of Revenue will discontinue its direct-to-home mailing of tax booklet and forms to taxpayers effective the 2011 tax season.

The Department says the decision is based on the increased trend of taxpayers filing electronically. IRS says the cost effective measure will save the state approximately $200,000 in printing and mailing cost.

There are a variety of places taxpayers can go to access tax-filing forms. The state does offer a variety of opportunities for taxpayers to access tax-filing forms, and to
access filing tools that are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week:

I-File – www.ifile.in.gov – is the state’s fast, friendly and free online filing system.
e-File – www.irs.gov/efile/index.html – is the Internal Revenue Service’s combined federal and state filing program that is free for Hoosiers reporting $58,000 or less in annual income taxes.
Indiana Department of Revenue website – www.in.gov/dor/4167.htm – taxpayers can download and print all state tax forms.
District offices – all 12 DOR district offices provide tax booklets and forms. For a list of those locations, taxpayers may visit www.in.gov/dor/3390.htm
Libraries –libraries will be provided with an allotment of forms and booklets in January

The deadline for filing Indiana State income taxes is April 18, 2011. The date change aligns with the federal filing deadline, which will also change to April 18 this year due to Washington D.C.’s observance of Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15, 2011.
Federal and municipal offices in D.C. will be closed on that date. Indiana historically adjusts its filing deadline to align with the federal filing deadline.

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