Corporate Electronic Filing
The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) offers electronic filing (MeF) for the IT-20S. Electronic filing is available for S-corporations and partnerships. DOR will expand electronic filing to other corporation types in the future.
DOR encourages tax practitioners, S-corporations and partnerships to take advantage of this electronic filing option. Filing electronically provides increased security, simplifies the filing process and allows better filing accuracy.
DOR is in the process of certifying multiple participating IT-20S and IT-65 application vendors. Some are closer to certification than others. Once certified, vendors must then make the product available to clients. At this point, the timeline is controlled by the application vendors. As vendors progress through the certification process for 2017 taxes filed in 2018, the table below will be updated.
All table data has been updated as of: January 16, 2018
Electronic Filing Products - Testing Status
|Product Name||IT-20S Testing Phase||IT-65 Testing Phase|
|CCH ProSystem FX||Testing||Not Testing|
|Crosslink||Certified Not Yet Available||Certified Not Yet Available|
|CS Professional Suite - UltraTax CS||Certified and Available||Certified and Available|
|Drake Software 2016||Testing||Testing|
|GoSystem Tax & OnesourceIT||Certified and Available||Certified and Available|
|Lacerte Inc.||Certified Not Yet Available||Not Applicable|
|OLTPro Desktop||Certified and Available||Certified and Available|
|OLTPro Web||Not Testing||Not Testing|
|PARS Efiler||Not Applicable||Not Testing|
|ProConnect Tax Online||Certified Not Yet Available||Not Applicable|
|ProSeries||Certified and Available||Not Applicable|
|TaxAct||Not Testing||Not Testing|
|TaxAct Professional||Not Testing||Not Testing|
|Tax Series||Not Applicable||Not Testing|
|TaxSlayerPro||Certified and Available||Certified and Available|
Who should tax practitioners and CPAs contact with concerns or problems filing the IT-20S or IT-65?
Tax questions should be referred to the DOR’s corporate tax information line, (317) 232-0129.
Questions regarding unacknowledged and rejected returns should be directed to the practitioner’s transmitter. If the transmitter is not able to resolve an issue with a rejected return, practitioners and CPAs may contact the electronic filing coordinator.
What should tax practitioners and CPAs do with the forms they usually mail to DOR?
Customers and preparers should retain copies of the forms they would have submitted to DOR if filing by paper. They should be kept with the Declaration of Electronic Filing for the three year retention period detailed on that form. In some cases, DOR will request supporting documentation for an electronic return.
What is the grace period for rejected filings?
There is a five calendar day perfection period. During that time, if a rejected return is resubmitted and accepted, the postmark of the original return will be used.