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An IRS spokesperson says most people will not be affected by the new legislation.

The April 17th deadline to file your federal and state tax return is quickly approaching. Indiana Department of Revenue Spokesman Darby Reagan Miller says the state has a new online filing system called Indiana Free File. FREEFILE.DOR.IN.GOV offers free state and federal tax filing to a million Indiana taxpayers.

Miller says there are six different vendors that offer their services on the site. Consumers must choose the one for which they are qualified. Miller says 70 percent of Indiana‘s population now files online. He says online filing is much more secure and efficient.

“You get your returns extremely quickly,” he says. “We‘re talking up to five or six days as opposed to being up to 12 weeks if you do it by paper. So, it‘s much faster to get your returns, it‘s significantly more secure.”

Miller says errors on online returns account for about only one-percent because computers catch them as information is being imported. Miller says the deadline this year is April 17 because April 15 falls on a Sunday and April 16 is a legal holiday in Washington, D.C.

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