News & Resources

Have questions? Looking for helpful resources and links? We’ve put together these resources to help you get answers to your questions. Need more information, give us a call!  Also, don’t forget to check out our blog for the latest information.

Below are the resources we’ve assembled to help you on your financial journey. Click these buttons to quickly find the information you’re looking for and please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions.

Latest news, blogs, events and resources from our team…

Our goal is to share pertinent information with you through our blogs, resource links, social media posts and updates. On our blog you’ll find all the tools resources and information you need. Have questions? Give us a call!

How to create your IRS.gov account

View ALL of your tax info in one place! Have questions about how much tax you paid? How much is your refund? Or how much do you currently owe? What was that notice from the IRS was about? Do you receive Stimulus payments and how many or which ones? All this...

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Now Hiring – Office Administrative Assistant

Storen Financial is one of the largest independent investment and accounting firms in the Indianapolis area, headquartered in Zionsville, serving clients in 43 states. A local institution for over 50 years with a focus on team, family, and community involvement, we...

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5 Pillars to Prosperity

With a strong tall pillar and a short weak pillar, the foundation is uneven In order for a business to prosper, five well-functioning pillars need to be established. These pillars form the foundation of growth for your business. Each pillar requires equal time and...

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Top 6 ways to utilize life insurance benefits

Why is life insurance important to my family? Why is life insurance important to my family? This is a question I'm often asked by my clients. My response... life insurance is an important piece of your overall financial strategy for multiple reasons. By having life...

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Do payments to an ex-spouse qualify as alimony?

Hello to my fellow Americans. I have the honor of presenting Storen Financial’s blog for the month of July. The month that we celebrate our independence from King George. And in keeping with the Spirit of ’76, we are going to talk about independence from a spouse and...

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Video: Medicare Explained Interview with CAREbyChristie

 Medicare Explained Interview with CAREbyChristie, Eldercare Specialist Ruth Hoffman, Storen Financial's Medicare Benefits Specialist with over 15 years Medicare experience, sat down with Christie Freeze of CAREbyChristie to discuss common questions about Medicare....

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Scams & Identity Theft

Phone scams, email phishing scams, and identity theft continue to grow and become more sophisticated. We are providing information courtesy of the IRS and the Indiana Department of Revenue to assist you. We will also keep our blog updated as we learn of new developments.

Please know that the IRS will never initiate contact with you over the phone demanding money, nor will they demand that you pay by a cash card immediately or you will be arrested. This is just one scam—but one that has happened all over the U.S. and many cases here in Central Indiana. Be aware!

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How can we help?

At Storen Financial, we offer so much more than tax preparation and accounting services. We go beyond the numbers to provide our clients with financial planning, in-depth consulting, and year-round support. Looking for more info? Click below to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I track my refund?

NEW! IRS2Go is the official mobile app of the IRS. Click here to learn more and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions you have.

Is there an age where Social Security is not taxed?

No, federal taxation of SS benefits is based on income level and not age. Anywhere from 0% to 85% of the SS benefit can be taxable based on how much other income a taxpayer is reporting. Note, Indiana does not tax anyone’s social security benefits. Click here to see more FAQs.

How are Indiana State and Local taxes calculated?

For new residents of Indiana, there is a learning curve on understanding State & Local taxes. Indiana has a flat rate for the State of 3.23%. So if you have $10,000 or $1,000,000 of taxable income, you are taxed at the same rate. In addition to this, each individual pays a county tax and each County can set their own tax rate. County rates range from .35% for Jefferson to 3.38% for Pulaski. There are a few exceptions to the rule, but an Indiana taxpayer is subject to County taxes based on where they lived on January 1st of the tax year. Click here to see more FAQs.

How much retirement income is taxed in Indiana?

Like a lot of other States, Indiana does not tax Social Security Benefits. Also, Indiana gives a full or partial deduction for pensions that originate from Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (Military Retirement). If one is not lucky enough to be receiving retirement from one of the listed entities, then your retirement income will be fully taxable to State and County. To keep from owing to Indiana on your Tax Return, please ask the Administrator if they will withhold State taxes on the benefits. If they do, then as a rule of thumb, we tell clients that 5% withholding will cover most taxpayers in the state. This covers both State and County rates. If someone knows that they live in a county with a rate greater than 1.7%, then take the percentage up to have withheld 6% or 7%. If the Administrator will not withhold State taxes, then Quarterly Estimates may need to be sent in. Like the Federal, Indiana can charge an Underpayment Penalty if more than $1,000 is owed at the end of the year.Click here to see more FAQs.

What do I bring to my tax appointment?

Get the full list of the items you need here in this checklist.

The Latest News from Storen

How to create your IRS.gov account

View ALL of your tax info in one place! Have questions about how much tax you paid? How much is your refund? Or how much do you currently owe? What was that notice from the IRS was about? Do you receive Stimulus payments and how many or which ones? All this...

read more

Now Hiring – Office Administrative Assistant

Storen Financial is one of the largest independent investment and accounting firms in the Indianapolis area, headquartered in Zionsville, serving clients in 43 states. A local institution for over 50 years with a focus on team, family, and community involvement, we...

read more

5 Pillars to Prosperity

With a strong tall pillar and a short weak pillar, the foundation is uneven In order for a business to prosper, five well-functioning pillars need to be established. These pillars form the foundation of growth for your business. Each pillar requires equal time and...

read more

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