Tax season is coming to a close and crunch time is here. Taxpayers have less than two weeks to submit both state and federal income tax forms. Some taxpayers are getting very stressed as they have not started this process. Some have already started to look for the Indiana individual income tax return printable form IT-40 PDF file in hopes of getting a head start. It is always suggested to start sooner rather than later. For all forms that are needed to file Federal income taxes bookmark the following page: Federal IRS Tax Forms.
Here is a list of the most commonly used and download tax forms for Indiana taxpayers:
These are not all tax forms available but the most used. For a list of all Indiana tax forms make sure to check out this link – Printable Indiana Tax Forms 2011.
2011 Income Taxes Filed in Spring of 2012
After doing a little bit of searching on Indiana income tax forms I noticed that the IN.gov link for the 2009 forms was one that came up the most often. Make certain that you download or print the 2011 tax form as this is the proper form to file in 2012. Indiana.gov is a great website but, for some reason, old tax forms are located higher in the search rankings. Rather than just assuming that the highest ranked tax form is the one you will need always look at the date and year on the form.
In 2012 taxpayers will get a few extra days to file their taxes. Taxpayers have a chance to wait until April 17th, 2012 to complete all state and federal forms. April 15th is a Sunday and April 16th is a holiday. If you remember, last year taxpayers got a few extra days as well as taxes were not due until April 18th in 2011. Even though taxpayers have an opportunity to wait a few extra days and hours it would still be advisable to get taxes done early. Unfortunately, many hard working Americans are very busy and they do not start their tax filing process until the last minute. This can cause a very stressful 24 or 48 hour period if taxpayers have in depth forms.
There are plenty of great resources to get you motivated to start your taxes early. Even if you are paying in to the government it will be much easier to do a little bit at a time rather than waiting until the last minute. If you continue to wait it will only make the process much harder when you do decide to sit down at your desk or in from of your computer.
IN.gov Indiana Free Tax Resources
Although the IN.gov website has 2009 forms ranking high for specific search terms it is still a very impressive website. I have come up with a few links that should help you find great resources to make the tax filing process easier. All of these links are available on IN.gov so you may not even need to look at any other tax websites when searching for help in 2012.
- Check the Status of Your Refund
- Pay Electronically
- Indiana Individual Free File
- Reference Library
- Fuel Tax
- Information for Individual Taxpayers
- Indiana Tax News and Media
By scouring the IN.gov website most Indiana residents will find some great reading material. If you are running short on time when it comes to filing taxes it might be best to hold off on this reading. You will have eight months out of the year to read this material so there is no reason to waste time during tax season. That being said, if you do have some extra time, these resources will help tremendously when it comes to filing both state and federal income taxes.
IRS.gov Free Online Tax Filing in 2012
Most of you know that you can file online for free in 2012 but there are some restrictions. The general rule of thumb is that taxpayers must have an adjusted gross income (AGI) under $57,000 to file for free this year. This is not a set in stone rule but it will likely help you determine if you qualify. The IRS.gov website is the most extensive website on the Internet as it provides all the tax forms and resources necessary. Here are some resources I came up with back in January 2012:
- IRS.gov Form 1040 Schedule A Itemized Deductions Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040ES Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040EZ Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040A Printable PDF File
- IRS.gov Form 1040 Printable PDF File
There are also some great resources on the IRS.gov domain. I would suggest reading most of the Frequently Asked Questions page as these are questions that have been asked by taxpayers in the past.