State, Federal income tax deadline is today

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) reminds taxpayers that the 2019 individual tax filing deadline is today. Federal tax returns are also due at this time.

DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp says, “Customers can file electronically to receive a quicker refund if one is due, or they can file a paper return."

Paper tax returns require a postmarked date no later than 11:59 p.m. today, to be considered on time. Electronic filing can be submitted online anytime today, including through the Indiana freefile program (INfreefile).

INfreefile offers qualified individuals, with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018, several options for filing both their state and federal taxes for free. Qualifications for INfreefile can be found online at www.freefile.dor.in.gov.

For additional information, call DOR Customer Service today before 4:30 p.m., at 317-232-2240.

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Franklin approves property annexation for public hearing

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FRANKLIN, Ind.–The Franklin City Council acted on two ordinances on Monday night, requesting that 425 acres of land located east of U.S. 31, south of Paul Hand Boulevard/County Road 400N, and west of Graham Road, would be annexed and rezoned. The Franklin Plan Commission had voted 11-0 for the ordinances during a meeting in September.

City council member, Lynn Gray stated that once a property is annexed, it is not assessed for city taxes, but it is not fully exempt from taxes. Once the land is developed, it is then eligible to be put back under city tax assessment.

Mayor Steve Barnett added that they needed to get the process moving or they would miss out on the development of the property for agriculture. State law does not allow land to be annexed shortly before a census, and the next census is in 2020.

The ordinances were approved for a public hearing and will be addressed on the 15th of this month.

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