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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Online Sales Tax Collection; Indiana Poised to See Millions in New Revenue

The U.S. Supreme Court decision issued yesterday in South Dakota v. Wayfair has been awaited by many brick-and-mortar retailers and state budget-makers for over 25 years. In a nutshell, the Supreme Court’s decision (5-4) will permit states to move forward with sales tax collection from online retailers. The Court overturned the Quill v. North Dakota decision (and Bellas Hess on which Quill was based) dealing with sales tax on [...]

2018-07-12T14:05:47+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on Importance of SaaS Tax Clarity Bill Signed Into Law Today  

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Bill Waltz, Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of taxation and public finance, comments on Senate Bill 257 being signed into law, providing clarity on the tax exempt status for software-as-a-service (SaaS) transactions: “Since last summer, the Indiana Chamber has been leading the charge to see this clarification become law, with language originating in our tech policy committee. Our [...]

2018-03-22T16:47:52+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|

Federal Relations: Donnelly-Led Banking Reform Package Nearing Crucial Vote in Senate

The bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is now expected to have a final vote in the U.S. Senate next week. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has been instrumental in getting the measure to this point – introducing it along with several colleagues, crafting provisions and working to garner support. The legislative package has received positive comments [...]

2018-03-09T11:18:32+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on Donnelly-Led Banking Reform Package Being Voted on This Week

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which is expected to have a final vote in the U.S. Senate this week. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has been instrumental in getting the measure to this point – crafting provisions and working to garner support. Brinegar [...]

2018-03-06T12:06:22+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on House Republican Maneuver to Kill Smoking Bill

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber  President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on the House Republican caucus deciding today to effectively kill House Bill 1380, which would have increased the state’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21: “The Indiana Chamber is extremely disappointed in the decision by the House Republican caucus to kill legislation aimed at reducing the state’s high smoking [...]

2018-01-30T18:01:43+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Detrimental Ban on Coal Tar Products Gets Hearing

Bill # and Title: SB 168 – Ban on the Sale or Use of Coal Tar Pavement Products Author: Sen. David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) Summary: Prohibits the sale, or offer for sale, and the application to pavement of a coal tar pavement product except as required for purposes of research on the effects of the coal tar pavement product [...]

2018-01-12T14:18:29+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Opioid Continuing Education Bill Passes Senate Health Committee; Pay Raise for Pharmacists Heard in Senate Insurance

Opioid Continuing Education Bill Passes Senate Health Committee Bill # and Title: SB 225 – Continuing Education Requirements Author: Sen. Randy Head (R-LaPorte) Summary: Establishes continuing education requirements for licensed health care practitioners who apply for a controlled substances registration. Provides that the continuing education requirements expire July 1, 2025. Chamber Position: Support Status: Passed out of the Senate [...]

2018-01-12T14:16:32+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Changes to Indiana’s Alcohol Laws Clear First Hurdle

Bill # and Title: SB 1 – Sunday Carryout Sales; HB 1051 – Sunday Sales of Alcoholic Beverages for Carryout Authors: Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette); Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) Summary: Allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores and qualifying restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from the hours of noon until 8 p.m. [...]

2018-01-12T14:05:24+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Medical Device Tax Repeal, RV Industry Legislation and Amazon Headquarters

- House Republican lawmakers, under the leadership of Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), have signed a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan asking for continued suspension or outright repeal of the medical device tax. This letter has bipartisan support with over 179 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signing on. As background, in 2013 the 2.3% medical [...]

2017-11-03T13:14:33+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|