Several Indiana tax returns delivered to wrong address

Forms not going to state-approved sites

INDIANAPOLIS - Four separate online listings have misled people into sending their tax returns to the wrong place, but the man who has been receiving the returns is not interested in the personal information.

Eric Huston said music brings him peace of mind, but the same can’t be said for the pieces of mail showing up in his mailbox and porch.

"I started seeing a pattern from UPS, FedEx, DHL and United States Postal Service," Huston said.

Huston has received at least 20 tax returns since the tax processing season began on Jan. 31 because his home address was mistakenly listed on four websites.

"The Super Pages, city search," Huston said. "The Yellow Pages and White Pages also had me as the Indiana Department of Revenue."

His home on Carroll Road in Indianapolis is nowhere near the facility where the Department of Revenue will process more than 2 million tax returns, but the bad addresses on the websites are routing tax returns to his home.

The Call 6 Investigators got a quick response and results from the Indiana Department of Revenue.

A spokesman said the agency is working with the websites to fix the addresses and it’s also making sure this isn't an issue in 2015.

"Next year, we’re going to make sure that we research those well in advance, and if we get any that are wrong, correct them before the season ever starts and we don’t even have this problem. It’s a fail point and we’re going to correct that fail point," Department of Revenue spokesman Robert Dittmer said.

Huston sent back all the mail he received so far and will follow special instructions from the state if he gets any more returns beyond the Monday tax filing deadline.

Anyone who still owes money can mail a return to:

Indiana Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 7228
Indianapolis, IN 46207

All other returns, including refunds go to:

Indiana Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 40
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Or call customer service at 317-232-2240.

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