Business briefs – March 3

Officials offer tips on refunds for tax season

INDIANAPOLIS — With the tax filing deadline just around the corner, state leaders are offering tips for tracking refunds and other records.

The deadline to file taxes is April 18, and e-filing could mean a quicker return, officials said.

E-filed returns are processed and refunds issued in 12 to 14 days. Paper-filed returns are processed and refunds issued in about 12 weeks, according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Revenue.

To check the status of a refund, go to; or call the automated refund line at 317-233-4018.

You will need your Social Security number, the exact amount of the refund and the tax year of the refund.

If you owe taxes, be sure to pay by the April 18 filing deadline, officials say.

To pay online through the Indiana Department of Revenue’s website, visit

Those who cannot pay the full amount should pay as much as possible when they file the return. Penalty and interest will be due on the unpaid amount, officials said. The more you pay when you file, the less penalty and interest you will owe.

If you cannot pay any amount at the time you file, the department will send a bill within a few weeks with the full amount due plus penalty and interest.

Some people might qualify for a payment plan if you owe more than $100 and make a 20 percent down payment. Go to or call 317-232-2165 after receiving a bill to establish a payment plan. Once the plan is approved, payments can be made online or by mail.

For more tax season tips, visit

Business honored with Angie’s List award

INDIANAPOLIS — Bradford Builders, Inc., a Greenfield-based company, has earned an Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting good customer service and consumer reviews on the site in 2016.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks said in a press release. “Only a fraction of the remodeling contractors in the Indianapolis area were able to do it.”

Bradford Builders is a remodeling contractor specializing in designing and building residential properties along with small commercial remodeling projects in Hancock County and the surrounding area. The company is celebrating 32 years in business, according to a press release.

“This award is a great honor for us and is a special recognition for our staff and all the hard work we put into listening to our clients and satisfying their needs,” owner Brad Arthur said.