Income tax

Opening of the personal income tax return on Monday | News

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) will begin accepting 2021 personal income tax returns on Monday, January 24, 2022, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Customers will have until Monday, April 18, 2022 to file their 2021 state and federal income tax returns and pay any taxes due.

DOR encourages clients not to file their tax returns until January 24 or until they have gathered all the necessary documents. Attempting to file without all documents may delay the process and ultimately delay any refund a client may receive. For more information on the documents needed to file a personal income tax return, visit

DOR also encourages customers to use electronic filing, online payment and direct deposit to significantly improve the quality and speed of processing returns and refunds.

Eligible taxpayers may be able to file their federal and state taxes for free through the INfreefile program. Participating providers and eligibility criteria are available at Additional information about personal income tax filing, including FAQs, tips, and resources for free and low-cost tax preparation help, is available at -income taxes.

Customers who call DOR for assistance can expect longer than normal wait times. DOR says the most common tax questions can be answered online via Customers wishing to contact DOR directly should use the new Indiana Taxpayer Information Management Engine (INTIME) secure messaging portal at for the most efficient service. INTIME registration only takes a few minutes for most users.