Indiana discusses Fall 2015 tax amnesty

The most recent Indiana Department of Revenue Tax Talk Blog discusses Tax Amnesty 2015, which will occur from September 15, 2015, through November 16, 2015. Tax Amnesty 2015 is a limited-time opportunity for both individuals and businesses to pay past-due taxes free of penalty, interest, and collection fees. Existing tax liabilities, for all tax types managed by the department, for periods ending prior to January 1, 2013, are eligible to participate in Tax Amnesty 2015.

In return for the full payment of the base tax, the state will:

• waive penalties, interest, and collection fees for eligible liabilities;

• release tax liens that have been imposed on existing liabilities; and

• not seek civil or criminal prosecution against any individual or entity.

Indiana’s first tax amnesty program was conducted in 2005. Taxpayers who participated in the 2005 amnesty program are not eligible to participate in Tax Amnesty 2015. Additional program details, including a list of eligible tax types, can be found at www.taxamnesty.in.gov. (Indiana Department of Revenue, Tax Talk Blog, July 22, 2015.)

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