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FAFSA Deadline Extended

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Dear Friend,

If you missed the March 10 deadline to file for college financial aid, there is still time to submit your application.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education announced the deadline to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been extended until April 15 due to issues in the filing process. FAFSA information is used to determine state and federal financial aid eligibility as well as scholarship awards.

This is also a reminder that students who participate in the 21st Century Scholars program are required to file the FAFSA yearly in order to receive their financial award.

To complete the filing process, you will need your Social Security Number, records of money earned in 2016 and a Federal Student Aid ID.

The FAFSA can be easily filed online at If you need any assistance submitting the application, call 1-800-4FED-AID or 1-888-528-4719.




State Rep. Woody Burton

Free Tax Filing

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Dear Friend,

It is tax season and the Indiana Department of Revenue is offering free federal and state tax filing through Indiana freefile.

This program allows a person to access tax-filing software from trusted vendors, such as H&R Block and FreeTaxUSA. An Indiana resident would input their tax information through a question-and-answer style program.

Filing taxes online is a safe, secure and quick method that allows a tax return to be processed in 12 to 14 days, as opposed to a paper application, which can take up to 12 weeks.

Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $64,000 or less may qualify for INfreefile. To learn more about the program and to view other requirements, visit The deadline to file taxes is Tuesday, April 18.




State Rep. Woody Burton

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

As 2016 comes to an end and we are close to ringing in the new year, I wanted to take a moment to thank those who supported us during both the election and the past year. We couldn’t have done it with you. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family in the General Assembly.


I am always available for my constituents in Johnson County. Please contact me if I can ever be of service.

As we gather with loved ones this time of year, please keep those who are bravely protecting our nation in your thoughts and prayers. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.






State Rep. Woody Burton

Start Dialing 10 Digits

Friday, October 7th, 2016
Dear Friend,

As you may have heard, the 317 area code is running out of numbers.

Starting Oct. 15, all local phone calls in the 317 area code willrequire 10-digit dialing.

For example, if you would normally dial 555-5555, beginningOct. 15, it will have to be dialed 317-555-5555. If you don’t, the call won’t be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again.

For more details about which areas will be affected, clickhere.

Beginning mid-November, numbers assigned for new telephone lines or services in the 317 region may include the new 463 area code. It’s important to know that all current local calls will remain local; the area codes do not change local calling areas or rates.

It will also be helpful to add 317 to any pre-programmed local numbers in your cell phone that don’t already have 10 digits.

If you have any questions throughout this process, please call the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor at 317-232-2494 or click here.


State Rep. Woody Burton

Never Forget

Friday, September 9th, 2016
Dear Friend,

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.

Among those who died were brave first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice helping fellow Americans. Let’s remember the role they played on Sept. 11, 2001, and continue honoring those who dedicate themselves to protecting us.

As a way to pay tribute to all the victims of the attacks, consider donating blood duringNational Blood Donation Week. Click here to learn how to save a life.

Please take a moment to reflect on what was lost that September morning 15 years ago.

We will never forget the courage shown on 9/11 and how our country stood up against the face of evil.

May God continue to bless America,

State Rep. Woody Burton