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Wonder Where Your Tax Dollars Are Spent? Indiana Department of Revenue Launches Campaign to Tell You

INDIANAPOLIS — Ever wonder how the taxes paid to the State of Indiana are utilized? The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is embarking on a communications campaign in collaboration with 12 other state agencies throughout 2020 to answer that question.

While DOR administers all state taxes, determining where these funds go is a function of the Indiana Legislature. Once processed, funds collected on behalf of the state are made available to state agencies with the oversight of the State Budget Agency.

“This campaign is long overdue,” said DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp. “Taxes are complicated; explaining how state agencies utilize these funds to benefit Hoosiers on a personal level is a great way to connect DOR’s core functions to the various state-wide services provided.”

DOR will be highlighting a state agency each month throughout 2020 to showcase how the work each agency does is supported by state tax dollars, such as preparing children for kindergarten, preventing pollution of the state’s waterways and helping homeless veterans. The participating agencies include:

  • Department of Revenue (January)
  • Department of Natural Resources (February)
  • Family and Social Services Administration (March)
  • Department of Environmental Management (April)
  • Indiana State Police (May)
  • Department of Corrections (June)
  • Department of Education (July)
  • Indiana School for the Blind (August)
  • State Department of Health (September)
  • State Library (October)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (November)
  • Department of Homeland Security (December)

DOR’s campaign will be promoted on the agency’s social media platforms, which can be found by searching @INRevenue on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Individuals can also follow the campaign by subscribing to DOR’s Tax Talk Blog at dor.in.gov/3877.htm.  

For more information visit DOR’s website at dor.in.gov/6880.htm.

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