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House Explores Possible Change to Energy Tax

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee held a joint hearing to take informational testimony concerning the utilities receipts tax. The tax – paid by all ratepayers – is 1.4% and applies to the taxable gross receipts of Indiana’s utilities. A few Chamber members provided information about the impact of [...]

2018-02-16T12:56:57+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|

RSM: Enhances Indianapolis Tax Practice; Jimenez Named Senior Tax Manager (Indianapolis)

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – has announced Shawna M. Jimenez, CPA, has joined the firm’s Indianapolis tax practice. With 12 years of public accounting experience working with a Big Four firm, Jimenez has experience serving tax-exempt organizations in a variety of industries including [...]

2018-02-05T10:47:27+00:00 February 5th, 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|

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to Headline Chamber’s Legislative Dinner

Reince Priebus believes the Republican Party could be in for a rough midterm election if leaders don’t follow through on two key campaign promises. Of health care and tax reform: “If you’re selling something continuously that you’re going to get it done, you’ve got to get it done. You can’t misrepresent,” says the former White House chief of staff. [...]

2017-12-20T12:36:12+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Set to Headline Chamber’s Legislative Dinner Feb. 13

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Reince Priebus believes the Republican Party could be in for a rough midterm election if leaders don’t follow through on two key campaign promises. Of health care and tax reform: “If you’re selling something continuously that you’re going to get it done, you’ve got to get it done. You can’t misrepresent,” says the former White House chief of [...]

2017-12-20T12:35:16+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Some Puzzling State Revenue Numbers

The Indiana State Budget Agency released the revenue collections report for October. The overall collections for the fiscal year now stand 2.8% ($136 million) below projections; not good, but not critical at this juncture. The troubling numbers for the revenue watchers are the corporate tax collections. They were down again this month and are now at 52% below the [...]

2017-11-20T14:48:27+00:00 November 20th, 2017|