Taxpayers have a few more days before the state and federal filing deadlines. The Indiana Department of Revenue says taxpayers who are unable to pay must file an extension using form IT-9 in order to avoid penalties. Estimated payments are also due today. Visit www.in.gov/dor for more information about Indiana income tax filing.
Federal income taxes are also due on Monday, April 18th this year. The IRS anticipates more than 10-million returns will be filed between now and then, with half of those expected at the very last minute.
Taxpayers who need more time can file an extension. Doing so will push their filing deadline out to Oct. 17, 2016 and eliminate a late filing penalty. In order to get an extension, taxpayers must estimate their tax liability and pay any estimated amount due.
The easiest way to request an extension is to visit www.irs.gov and click the free file link at the top of the page.
**Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Indiana income taxes are due on Friday, April 15. That was based on this statement on the Indiana Department of Revenue website:
“Generally, the due date for filing your tax return is April 15 following the close of the tax year. If April 15 falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date for filing your tax return is the next business day.” We strive for accuracy and regret any confusion the error may have caused.