Skip to content

Indiana Department of Revenue

Search events. View events.

Revenue, Indiana Department of

Submit Events

Welcome to the Calendar. Please use the Help button to the right for any assistance while using the Calendar.

Click for help in using calendar displays. Print the contents of the current screen.

Advanced Search

(New Search)




Entry Details
Notify me if this event changes.Add this event to my personal calendar.Email this entry to a friend.
Go Back
Tax Tips for Choosing a Reputable Tax Preparer
Start Date: 2/10/2016 All Day
End Date: 2/10/2016
Entry Description

Tax Tips for Choosing a Reputable Tax Preparer

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb.  10, 2016) – This is the first of several tax season news releases providing important tips to Indiana taxpayers during the 2016 individual tax season.

Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer
Many Hoosier taxpayers rely on tax preparers to file their tax returns. Here are some helpful tips on choosing a tax preparer you can trust:

  • Learn how much the preparer will charge before your return is prepared.
  • Avoid preparers who base their fees on a percentage of the amount of your refund or who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers.
  • Ensure the tax preparer provides you a copy of your return to keep for your records.
  • Never use a tax preparer who asks you to sign a blank tax form.
  • Choose a tax preparer who will be around to answer questions after tax season.
  • Make sure the tax preparer has a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) and belongs to a professional organization, such as the Indiana CPA Society or the Indiana Society of Enrolled Agents.
  • Ask the tax preparer about the security measures he or she takes to protect taxpayer data. Is your tax information kept in locked containers? Is data encrypted on computers used to file your tax returns? How are documents that include your personal information destroyed?

File Your Federal and Indiana Tax Returns for Free
Nearly two-thirds of Indiana taxpayers qualify to file their federal and state taxes online for free using Indiana freefile (INfreefile). Benefits to filing electronically include:

  • Faster refunds – E-filed returns are processed in 12-14 days, while a paper return can take up to 12 weeks to process.
  • More secure – Fewer people see e-filed returns, making this option more secure.
  • Fewer errors – E-filed returns have a two percent error rate, compared to a 20 percent error rate for paper-filed returns.
  • More convenient – Sophisticated, question-and-answer style software makes it easy to file your federal and state taxes at the same time.

Visit to compare vendor offers and get started.


Contact Information:
Name: Amanda Stanley
Phone: 317-232-2379
DOR logo
Entry Type:
Press Release
Entry Category:
  • Media Advisory
  • Category:
  • Taxes & Finance
  • Agency Name
    Revenue, Indiana Department of

    Calendar Software powered by Active Calendar and Active Data Calendar   
    Select item(s) to Search

    Select item(s) to Search
    Select item(s) to Search

    Select item(s) to Search