Tax Bulletin July 2019

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Indiana DOR's E-newsletter for Businesses

July 2019, Issue 7

Commissioner's Corner



Summer is flying by (how is it August 1 tomorrow?) and for DOR, that means we’re gearing up for our first Project NextDOR launch on September 3, which we look forward to discussing with Hoosiers who stop by our booth in the Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fair.

Speaking of the Indiana State Fair, this will be DOR’s second year on-site in the Expo Hall and we are pleased to feature a larger booth space closer to our other state agency friends. Look for our smiling faces to share the latest DOR programs, customer-centric initiatives, learn more about Project NextDOR, and of course, you will get the opportunity to take your turn in the “cash cage” (it’s not real money, folks). We’ll be there all 17 days, so please stop by and meet fellow Hoosiers serving the great State of Indiana as you cool off in the Expo Hall.

While Hoosiers are enjoying the fair and interacting with some of our team members, we will be incredibly busy behind the scenes as we close in on the first roll-out of our modernized tax system featuring a 24/7 customer-facing, online portal. Project NextDOR, the four-year modernization of Indiana’s tax processing system, is an agency-wide, transformational journey to bring the Department of Revenue into the 21st century with a fully integrated system featuring a host of online services that are not offered today. Our first roll-out occurs on September 3 and our team has been working diligently to ensure everything is ready to go. For more about Project NextDOR, including a list of the various tax types contained within each of the four roll-outs, check out the article in this issue or visit our website at

One final item of note: we are incredibly proud to be named one of the IndyStar’s Top Workplaces for 2019. This was part of our lofty vision put in place just two years ago - to be recognized as a great place to work - and through tireless work, commitment to the culture of the agency, and a customer-focused attitude fueled by continuous improvement, we’ve made it. I should note, this is the first time a state government agency has ever received this award, which is a fact we do not take lightly. As always, we encourage you to continue to submit ideas to help us improve. We’ll never be perfect, but we are always looking to make things better.

Tax Schools Starting in One Month

DOR representatives will speak at Indiana University’s Tax Practitioner Institute and Purdue University’s Income Tax School this fall. These tax schools give updates on changes to Indiana tax laws, forms, agency processes and other issues. These presentations are especially designed for tax and legal professionals. All participants receive a copy of the Indiana Tax Chapter and earn continuing education credits for attending. Seminars are offered at several locations throughout Indiana. For current registration information, please see the Tax School information page on our website.

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DOR's Schedule C Desk Audit Program

DOR’s Schedule C program is meant to identify and correct filing errors, educate customers and improve Schedule C compliance.

As part of DOR’s individual tax return data verification, Schedule C reviews are conducted to assess the validity of the data and prevent overstated or fraudulent refunds from being issued.

Results have been positive as the program has identified filers who inflate income to receive the maximum earned income credit and/or inaccurately report business deductions. Read more….


Marketplace Facilitators in Indiana

Starting on July 1, 2019, “marketplace facilitators” are now required to register and collect Indiana sales tax on behalf of their sellers for transactions into Indiana.

In some cases, marketplace facilitators may also need to collect County Innkeepers Tax (CIT) and Food and Beverage (FAB) taxes. Visit DOR’s marketplace facilitator website for more information.


DOR Named One of Top Workplaces for 2019

Did you hear? DOR was named a Top Workplace for 2019 by the IndyStar.

What’s really exciting about this honor is that it is all based on employee feedback surveys. DOR is the first state agency in Indiana to be added to this illustrious group of companies. Read more...


 New Online E-Services Portal, INTIME, Coming September 3, 2019

INTIME, the online e-services portal that is part of DOR’s four-year modernization project, will launch on Sept. 3, 2019 – that’s 34 days from today! This multi-year modernization project will completely replace the system that is used to process taxes. Several tax types are included in Rollout 1 as shown in the graphic below. (click on the graphic to see a larger version)

Rollout 1 e-services functions

For the latest information on the project and timelines for each rollout, visit the Project NextDOR site. DOR will be sending additional information throughout the month of August as we draw near our rollout date. Be on the lookout for information in your inbox. 

Want more information? Subscribe to our Tax Talk blog for additional updates. 

DOR Leadership to Meet with Tax Professionals in Indy

Tax Practitioner Meeting Indy

Commissioner Krupp will be meeting with tax practitioners in Indianapolis at the Indiana Government Center South on August 14 to discuss the impact Project NextDOR, DOR's four-year modernization project (see above), will have on the tax professional community. The Commissioner will also share updates on DOR projects and initiatives. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 22 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., with ample time for practitioners to ask questions. We hope to see you there.


Heartland Heroes and the Hawaiian Haminator

Are you ready for a Hawaiian Haminator? This is just one of the 22 new foods at the 2019 Indiana State Fair. Ok, so maybe no Haminator, but DOR will be there all 17 days sharing our knowledge with state fairgoers.

This year’s theme is Heroes in the Heartland and pays homage to the everyday heroism of Hoosiers.  The fair runs from August 2nd through the 18th and DOR will be stationed at the Expo Hall all 17 days from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Don't miss the chance to win prizes in our Cash Cage or talk with experienced DOR professionals.

Notices for Outstanding Debt Sent

DOR began issuing notices on July 1 to taxpayers who have outstanding debt from the 2019 tax season. Bills will continue to be sent through September 2019.

Each notification will contain the amount due and information on how to resolve the issue. Learn more about how to pay a bill here.

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Legislative Synopsis Now Posted! 

Looking for information on the latest legislation passed by the 2019 Indiana General Assembly concerning Indiana taxes? DOR's 2019 Legislative Synopsis is now online!

The synopsis includes a short summary and effective date for each legislation, along with affected Indiana Code cites and section of the bill where the legislation appears.

Visit DOR's website to learn more.

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