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Revisions Called for in Department of Revenue Bill; Administrative Law Judge ‘Pool’ Bill Refined; More Movies Coming to Indiana?

Senate Bill 565 – Department of State Revenue Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Contains numerous changes to the administrative procedures governing the operations of the department of revenue. Full details. Chamber Position: Support in Part/Oppose in Part The Latest: Passed the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee and now headed to the Senate floor for consideration. Chamber Action/Commentary: This is [...]

2019-02-15T14:28:25+00:00February 15th, 2019|

Top Story: Chamber Supports E-Cigarette Tax in Testimony, Pushes for Cigarette Tax Increase

House Bill 1444 – Taxation of E-Liquids Authored by Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) This bill imposes a tax on e-liquids that contain nicotine at a rate of $0.08 per milliliter of consumable product, with the revenue going to the state’s general fund. Chamber Position: Support The Latest: Held by the House Ways and Means Committee for a later vote. [...]

2019-02-01T13:21:00+00:00February 1st, 2019|

Senate Bill Expands Business Personal Property Tax ‘De Minimus’ Exemption 

Senate Bill 233 – Business Personal Property Tax Exemption Authored by Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) This bill increases, from $20,000 to $40,000, the acquisition cost threshold for the business personal property tax exemption. Chamber Position: Support The Latest: Amended and passed by the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee 12-0 on Tuesday. Chamber Action/Commentary: The Indiana Chamber played a key [...]

2019-01-25T13:17:05+00:00January 25th, 2019|

Chamber’s Annual Legislative Preview With Caucus Leaders Set for November 19

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosiers can get a sneak peek of the upcoming General Assembly session at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Preview on November 19. At the event, sponsored by Ice Miller LLP, the four caucus leaders are slated to participate in a question and answer session on how they see the 2019 session playing out. In addition, the Indiana [...]

2018-10-15T10:02:00+00:00October 15th, 2018|

Labor Relations: DWD Delivers Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Update

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently presented an unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund update to the Interim Study Committee on Labor and Employment. DWD reminded the committee that structural changes were made to the system in 2011, that Schedule E ratings are mandated through 2020 and that the federal loan was paid off in June of 2016.  [...]

2018-09-28T12:34:20+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Taxation: Indiana DOR Announces Partnership With Fast Enterprises

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) has partnered with FAST Enterprises, LLC to take Indiana to the next level in state tax administration. This partnership will provide Indiana with an entirely new, state-of-the-art technology system for DOR’s customers to file tax returns, make payments, view and manage their business and individual tax accounts. Legislation passed in 2017 allocated funding [...]

2018-09-28T11:38:58+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Indiana Poised to See Millions in New Revenue From Online Sales Tax Collection

Indiana Poised to See Millions in New Revenue From Online Sales Tax Collection The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair had 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 [...]

2018-07-20T14:07:11+00:00July 20th, 2018|

Federal Relations: News Briefs From Indiana’s Delegation

The House has passed IRS reforms, including a measure Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced to strengthen IRS accountability for modernizing its information technology (IT) systems.“The first priority of the IRS should be serving taxpayers, but it can’t do that with decades-old technology and a broken process. Repeated failures, delays and cost overruns have opened up a trust gap between [...]

2018-04-27T14:18:52+00:00April 27th, 2018|

Special Session Will Include Key Tax Legislation

A couple significant pieces of tax legislation were left hanging when the regular session of the General Assembly ended in chaos on March 14. Both SB 242 and HB 1316 were deemed bills that “needed” to pass and are a large part of why the Governor called a special session to convene on May 14. Senate Bill 242 includes [...]

2018-04-27T12:34:00+00:00April 27th, 2018|