(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is joining the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18 to file electronically. Taxpayers do not need to do anything to receive this extra time.
The IRS encountered system issues Tuesday morning. Throughout the system outage, taxpayers were still able to file their tax returns electronically through their software providers and Indiana freefile. Taxpayers using paper to file and pay their taxes at the deadline were not affected by the system issue.
Both the IRS and DOR advise taxpayers to continue to file their taxes –electronically or paper – if they have not already done so.
If taxpayers are unable to complete their tax returns by the filing deadline, they may apply for a filing extension with DOR or the IRS. If the federal extension is granted, the taxpayer must file their federal tax return by October 15, 2018, and their Indiana tax return by November 14, 2018.
More information on extension of time to file can be found on the DOR website at https://www.in.gov/dor/4736.htm or the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/extension-of-time-to-file-your-tax-return.
Individuals on active military duty outside of the U.S. and Puerto Rico are automatically granted a 60-day extension period. Military personnel serving in a combat zone are granted an extension of 180 days after they leave the combat zone.
Customers may call DOR Customer Service at 317-232-2240, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST with any questions or concerns.