How to Pay Indiana State Taxes

Paying your Indiana state taxes isn't difficult.
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The Indiana Department of Revenue and county treasury offices offer state residents more than one way to pay their taxes. For example, you can pay Indiana property taxes in person, online, by phone or mail, at participating banks and even by text. You can also arrange for an Indiana state tax payment plan. Below are details about these different options.

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Paying Indiana Property Taxes

Many mortgage companies include these taxes in their customers' monthly payments. Before you pay your property tax bill, make sure that the mortgage company doesn't already include the charges in your mortgage payments. However, the Indiana State Treasurer's office doesn't manage property tax payments. Instead, you can look up the information for your county online: Google the county name and add "treasurer's office." Their website should include the contact info, and larger counties like Marion County include details about making online payments.

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You don't have to pay your entire Indiana property tax bill all at once; they accept ongoing partial payments, but you always need to have them in by their due date to avoid penalties. To mail a property tax payment, send a check with your parcel number on it to your county's treasurer's office. If you're unsure of the particular address, you can Google the county name and add "treasurer's office."

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Service fees may apply if you decide to pay by phone or online. Banks like First Financial, Star Financial and Merchants Bank of Indiana also accept property tax payments. To pay by text, you will have to set up an account with InvoiceCloud; this may not be offered in all counties, though.

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How Can I Pay My Indiana Income Taxes?

Indiana state income taxes for 2021 may be prepared and e-filed along with your IRS federal income tax return, and the deadline for this April 18, 2022. Those eligible for extensions can e-file until Oct. 17, 2022, without having to pay late filing penalties. There may be late tax payment penalties to deal with, though. Keep in mind that the IRS and Indiana do not allow taxpayers to e-file state returns without e-filing federal returns.

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The Indiana Tax Information Management Engine (INTIME) is a convenient way to make income tax and business or corporate tax account payments. You'll have to register to create an INTIME Indiana tax payment login, and once you set everything up, you can make payments online and manage scheduled payments. This portal also lets you track refunds, request individual extensions, reinstate corporations and request corporate dissolutions and other services. It is user-friendly and has clear easy-to-follow instructions.

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Owing Back Taxes in Indiana

No one wants to owe unpaid taxes to the federal or state government, and an Indiana state tax payment plan is one way to help taxpayers spread out what they owe over time. What happens if you don't pay? The lawyers at Dutton Legal Group claim that The Indiana Department of Revenue will mail out a request for payment, and you can set up a plan on INTIME. They may give you up to 36 months to pay the debt, and if this doesn't happen, that debt turns into a tax lien.

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Once that happens, the lien attaches to any real estate owned and impacts professional licensing and the sale of any motor vehicles. Then, the local sheriff's department will either mail or hand-deliver a payment demand. There are different options, including an immediate payment in full; a mandatory hearing may also be required. The last phase is when the lien gets transferred to the United Collection Bureau, Inc. This final phase is not fun; debtors can expect mail, phone calls, wage garnishments and bank levies.

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