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Three major tax filing errors and how to avoid them

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As tax season begins, the Indiana Department of Revenue is providing taxpayers with advice. “If taxpayers have any questions, just don’t hesitate to contact us,” said Amanda Stanley, spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Revenue. Tax season is an area that many people can struggle with. Stanley said they see […]

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Homeowner fears losing house if bill isn’t passed

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis woman is advocating for a program that would help struggling homeowners pay property taxes in revitalized neighborhoods. “I want to put a face to a person that this bill will serve,” said Peggy Gamlin, 65. Gamlin is referring to House Bill 1026, a bill that would allow […]

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New bill would combine local income tax provisions

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A follow-up bill would update several laws to update them to match local income tax legislation passed last year. “This bill is to simplify the categories instead of having a whole hand of a large amount of alphabet soup of local taxes,” said Ways and Means Committee Chair Rep. […]

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Changes in legislation could clarify fees at the BMV

By Alysia Funderburg TheStathouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – House committee members discussed a measure Wednesday that would streamline the Bureau of Motor Vehicle registration and credentials for motorists and reduce fee complexity – a factor that has conjured up recent controversy after both under and overcharging customers. “Every Hoosier in the state of Indiana has to deal […]

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State employees eligible for raises in 2016

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State employees could see a boost in pay next year. Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday state employees who meet expectations will receive a 3 percent raise. Employees who exceed expectations will receive a 4 percent raise.  Those who are considered outstanding will receive a 6 percent raise. In a […]

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House Democrats propose $2 billion plan to improve Indiana roads, bridges

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democrats proposed their plan Monday to fix Indiana’s roads and bridges less than a month after the governor announced his plan, “21st Century Crossroads.” “Unlike some other public services, roads have lasting, measurable value,” House Minority Leader, Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, said in a statement. “Once skilled workers […]

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Governor unveils plan to pay back federal loan

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday the state will payoff its federal unemployment loan in time to avoid the Federal Unemployment Tax Act penalty. He said it would save Hoosier businesses $327 million in taxes. “I’m proud today to announce that because of our prudent fiscal management and financial planning, Indiana […]

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Software glitch prevents $86 million from depositing into general fund

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – General fund collections for the state would have been $2.3 million more than projected for the month of September – that is if a software glitch hadn’t kept the state from processing about $86 million in incoming revenue. The state’s new software should work like an ATM where it reads […]

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August revenues on the money for Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – August revenues for Indiana state government ran a bit ahead of both budget projections and collections during August 2014. The state’s monthly revenue report shows that Indiana collected $1.079 billion in August. That’s roughly $6.4 million more than the state planned for when it made budget projections in April – […]

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Dreams of a new stadium in downtown Indy still alive

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly three years ago a new phenomenon swept through Indiana: Soccer Fever – and it hasn’t slowed down. The Indy Eleven soccer club launched on Jan. 16, 2013 as part of the North American Soccer League and kicked off their legacy in the 2014 season. The team calls IUPUI’s […]

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