INDIANAPOLIS – Paying to file taxes is the last expense college students plan for, and why should they when thousands of students qualify to file their taxes for free with Indiana’s free filing program for qualified taxpayers? Indiana free file (INfreefile) allows anyone with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018 to file federal and state tax returns online at no cost, using the same question-and-answer style software many others pay to use.
“Filing taxes can be a challenge to college students,” commented DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp. “Some students may not realize they need to file taxes, while others may not be aware of the services available to assist them in filing.
“If a student earned an income of $1,000 or more in 2018, he or she is required to file an Indiana tax return. Filing electronically with INfreefile is easy and has an error rate of just 2 percent.”
Filing electronically also results in customers getting their potential refund up to six times faster. If students opt for direct deposit, they may save an additional week of processing time.
More information on INfreefile, including vendor offers, is available at freefile.dor.in.gov.
Indiana residents with an income of $1,000 or more in 2018 need to file an Indiana tax return. All non-resident students are required to pay taxes on any income earned in Indiana. International students are encouraged to visit DOR’s website at dor.in.gov for specialized information on tax filing requirements.
More information for college students on filing taxes can be found on DOR’s website at dor.in.gov by clicking on “Individual Income Taxes”. Customers with any questions or concerns about individual income tax filing may call DOR Customer Service at (317) 232-2240. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EST.