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Lawmakers debate whether to scrap the state inheritance tax

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers debated Thursday whether to cut the state’s inheritance tax so it applies only to Indiana’s wealthiest individuals or scrap the unpopular tax completely. The House Ways and Means Committee didn’t vote on Senate Bill 293, but several Republicans and Democrats said they’d rather just eliminate the […]

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House overhauls Senate’s taxpayer refund program

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Taxpayers would get the first crack at excess state tax revenue this year and in the future under an overhaul of an automatic refund program that the House Ways and Means Committee passed Thursday. The committee approved Senate Bill 143 unanimously but not before stripping out language […]

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Key senator could kill historic preservation bill

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee said Thursday he might not allow a vote on a bill that would expand an income tax credit meant to encourage the restoration and reuse of historic buildings. Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, said the fiscal impact of House Bill […]

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Indiana merchants still pushing for Amazon to collect sales taxes now

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A group representing Indiana merchants on Tuesday continued its fight to force Amazon.com and other online retailers to start collecting Indiana sales taxes immediately. The Indiana Merchants for Tax Fairness released a poll that found a majority of Hoosiers want to see Amazon, the online retail giant, […]

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House passes bill to phase out inheritance tax

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana House approved a bill 78-17 on Monday that will phase out the state’s inheritance tax over 10 years. The bill goes into effect on June 30, 2013 but – because of the way the state collects the tax – it won’t impact state revenues until 2015. […]

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Ways and Means passes bill to fund full-day kindergarten and fair victim compensation

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The House Ways and Means Committee approved a measure Wednesday that would give additional funding to full-day kindergarten and provide more money for victims of the state fair stage collapse. Committee members passed House Bill 1376 unanimously. It now will move to the House floor. The bill’s […]

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Video: Lawmakers consider bill to expand historic tax credit

A House committee is considering legislation that would expand a tax credit program for historic preservation projects. Here’s a video about the issue: Indiana historic preservation tax credit from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.

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Espich plan would provide money to kindergarten and state fair victims

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Schools and state fair victims would get more money under a proposal a key House fiscal leader said he will present on Wednesday. House Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, said the spending will be part of a larger plan to overhaul the state’s automatic taxpayer […]

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Committee sends inheritance tax elimination to the full House

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A committee in the Indiana House of Representatives Monday approved a measure that would phase out a tax Hoosiers have to pay when they inherit from a family member or loved one. The House Way and Means Committee voted 16-3 in favor of House Bill 1199. What […]

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Lawmakers look to trim inheritance tax

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are considering a plan to phase-out a tax that Hoosiers have to pay when they inherit from a friend or loved one. Rep. Eric Turner, R-Marion, presented a bill that would phase out the state inheritance tax over a 10-year period. The phase-out would begin with […]

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