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DOR > About Us > Resources > Tax Talk Blog > Electrifying mandate for business tax filers Electrifying mandate for business tax filers

Jan. 7, 2013 – TaxTalk Blog

This is the first of a three-part series.

Last year the Indiana state legislature passed a few laws that change the way business taxpayers will be required to file and remit sales and withholding taxes. Here are some of the key changes:

  • Forms. As of June 30, 2012, anyone who is required to file more than 25 W-2s, 1099-Rs, or WH-18s with Indiana must file them electronically.
  • Filings and payments. By no later than Jan. 1, 2013:
    • All retail merchants must report and remit sales tax electronically.
    • All withholding agents must report and remit withholding taxes electronically.
    • Quarterly withholding filings will be eliminated.

How to file electronically…for free. We want you to know that Indiana has a free online tax filing system for sales and withholding tax returns. It is called INtax. We recommend you register with INtax and begin filing electronically.

Did you know?

  • We offer a range of sophisticated tutorials to help you learn how to use INtax.
  • Service providers can also use INtax. And, we have tutorials specially designed for service agencies.
  • We have a special INtax hotline for help with INtax. Call (317) 232-2337.

Access all this and more by visiting Also, you may want to view our INtax QuickStart Guide, which offers a brief overview of the registration process.

Please call us at (317) 232-2337 or visit our website at if you have any questions or concerns on how to register. We look forward to helping you get a jump-start on an electrifying experience!

Come back in a couple of days for more information about INtax registration, filing procedures, and possible exceptions to the mandate (there are a few, and most are short-term).

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