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Senate SaaS Bill Heard in Ways and Means Committee

Bill # and Title: SB 257 – Sales Tax on Software Author: Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Fort Wayne) Summary: Provides that for purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person grants a user the right to use prewritten computer software delivered electronically. Specifies, however, that a transaction in which a user is granted the [...]

2018-02-16T13:09:12+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Competing Software-as-a-Service Bills Both Offer Needed Improvements

As is often the case, the House and the Senate each have their own ideas on how best to address big issues. That is the current circumstance regarding the taxability of software utilized as the means of providing a service. Obtaining greater clarity on this subject is a priority of the Chamber and the Governor. Senate Bill 257 embodies [...]

2018-02-09T13:30:16+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Ways and Means Passes a Novel Software-as-a-Service Bill; Autonomous Vehicle Bill Passed House With Bipartisan Support

Ways and Means Passes a Novel Software-as-a-Service Bill Bill # and Title: HB 1316 – Sales Tax on Software Author: Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) Summary: Provides that for purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person grants the end user the right to: (1) use prewritten computer software delivered [...]

2018-01-26T14:35:36+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

SaaS Legislation Gets Unanimous Committee Support in Senate

Bill # and Title: SB 257 – Sales Tax on Software (SaaS) Author: Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Summary: Provides that for purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person grants a user the right to use prewritten computer software delivered electronically. Specifies, however, that a transaction in which a [...]

2018-01-19T14:16:33+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Short Session Starts With a Flurry of Activity

The Governor and General Assembly have continually heard from Hoosier employers on the need for a skilled workforce – and better aligning state programs with job demand. The good news is bills are being introduced to address those concerns. While only a handful of measures have been released to date, we are seeing legislation related to training tax credits [...]

2018-01-05T13:39:03+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Chamber Hosting Annual Technology & Innovation Policy Summit December 1 in Downtown Indianapolis

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana is enjoying success in attracting and growing technology and innovation businesses. Public policies can help continue that momentum. Learn more about those policy areas during the 2nd Annual Indiana Technology and Innovation Policy Summit on December 1 at the Conrad Indianapolis. The event, hosted by the Indiana Chamber, brings together influential industry, government and legislative leaders who [...]

2017-11-21T14:34:33+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

New Public Policies Take Center Stage at 12/1 Summit

Indiana is enjoying success in attracting and growing technology and innovation businesses. Public policies can help continue that momentum. On December 1, you can learn more about those policy areas during the 2nd Annual Indiana Technology and Innovation Policy Summit, hosted by the Indiana Chamber, at the Conrad Indianapolis. Influential industry, government and legislative leaders will highlight policy priorities [...]

2017-11-20T14:45:41+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Chamber AnnouncesTop Legislative Priorities for 2018

Closing the skills gap to enable more jobs to be filled and ensuring the state’s tax environment is ripe for business expansion are top priorities for the Indiana Chamber in the upcoming 2018 legislative session. These initiatives and more were announced today at our annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where six state legislators were also honored as 2017 Indiana [...]

2017-11-20T14:38:37+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Chamber Comments on Governor Holcomb’s Legislative Agenda

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s legislative agenda announced today. Overall statement: “We see evidence everyday of Indiana’s economic and job accomplishments. This agenda – particularly clarifying software-as-a-service (SaaS) tax treatment, increased management of our water resources, accelerating efforts on autonomous vehicles and expanding STEM opportunities through increased computer [...]

2017-11-08T10:58:23+00:00 November 8th, 2017|