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Tax Talk is a weekly blog published each Wednesday by DOR that discusses tax tips, DOR programs, and helpful information for tax preparers. During tax season blogs are posted on both Mondays and Wednesdays.


Celebrating Small Business Week


April 28, 2021

New and Small Business CoverNext week is National Small Business Week, so we want to take a moment to recognize one of the biggest revenue generators for our state—the Hoosier small business community. Whether you’re an established small business owner with specific tax questions or an aspiring entrepreneur trying to understand the basics, you help keep our state running. And DOR wants to help you do that by offering resources for anyone looking to start or grow a small business in Indiana.

For example, our Indiana Tax Handbook for New and Small Business Owners has a wealth of information on registering for taxes, filing and paying, staying compliant and more. It also contains many helpful hints and services to support you as your business evolves.

We also partner with several organizations to give virtual presentations to small businesses. If you’d like to partner with DOR and host your own virtual event for small business owners in your community, contact our Business Outreach Program. If you’re interested in attending one of these virtual presentations, visit our events page, where we’ll be adding presentations throughout the year. Those who can’t make it to one of our live events can also check out our pre-recorded presentations Start Strong, to help you get started on the right foot, and Stay Strong, to help you stay compliant.

DOR also has tons of online resources that can help small business owners, such as our New & Small Business Education Center, a go-to hub for anyone starting a business in Indiana, or our Tax Bulletins, where you can find in depth information about a variety of topics that impact small businesses.

Finally, state taxes are just part of what you need to know to run a successful small business. If you’re looking for more assistance and information, check out the IRS (for federal taxes), Indiana Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE.

A Look Into Project NextDOR Rollout 3 Tax Types


April 21, 2021

What’s the scoop on Project NextDOR’s Rollout 3 tax types? First off, they are mainly focused on individual income, fiduciary income and a handful of gaming taxes. Aside from that, a list of all the taxes being updated with the Sept. 7, 2021 launch include:

  • Individual Income
  • Fiduciary
  • Firework Public Safety Fee
  • Charity Gaming
  • Type II Gaming
  • Wagering (includes Racino Fees, Racino Wagering, Riverboat Wagering & Admissions, Sports Betting, and Supplemental Wagering)
  • Pari-Mutuel Wagering (includes Pari-Mutuel Admissions, Wagering and Breakage)
  • Controlled Substance

Additionally, INTIME will offer expanded functionality for all Rollout 3 tax types, while individual and fiduciary tax types will specifically benefit from additional features in INTIME and electronic filing (MeF) as noted in this graphic:

Rollout 3 Functionality

Finally, don’t forget to bookmark the Project NextDOR website to keep up with the latest on Rollout 3.

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