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Committee approves changes to automated taxpayer refund bill

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Legislative fiscal leaders are toying with ways to use the state’s reserves and considering proposals that would boost funding for schools, provide more cash to victims of a state fair stage collapse and alter a taxpayer refund program. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would […]

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Video: One-on-One with Sen. Luke Kenley on the auto tax refund bill

Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, is proposing changes to an automatic taxpayer refund program that lawmakers created just last year. Here what he told The Statehouse File about why he’s proposing the change and what it will mean for Hoosiers. 1-on-1: Sen. Kenley talks about his taxpayer refund bill from The Statehouse File on […]

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Preservationists seek expanded tax credit

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Advocates of preservation told lawmakers Thursday that expanding a state tax credit could lead to the redevelopment of more historical properties for public use. Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, told the House Ways and Means Committee that his House Bill 1111 is not just about preserving historical […]

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Senate committee postpones action on taxpayer refund bill

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate Appropriations Committee delayed action Thursday on legislation that would change the state’s automatic taxpayer refund law so that Hoosiers didn’t receive any cash back this year. Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, said the issue needs more debate before lawmakers decide how to move forward. Among […]

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House committee debates Amazon.com deal

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Members of a key House committee heard testimony on a bill Wednesday that would reinforce a deal the state made with Amazon.com officials to collect sales taxes starting in 2014. Ways and Means Chair Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, presented his House Bill 1119, addresses the online sales tax […]

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Video: One-on-One with Sen. John Broden on internet sales taxes

Sen. Broden, D-South Bend, authored a bill that would require Amazon.com and other online retailers to collect the Indiana sales tax. 1-on-1: Sen. John Broden on internet sales taxes from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.

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Amazon will pay sales taxes in Indiana; Simon gives up lawsuit

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Starting in 2014, Hoosiers may be surprised to see an increase in their Amazon.com shopping cart total. Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Monday that the state and Amazon.com have reached an agreement for the leading web retailer to begin collecting taxes on online sales. Taxpayers are supposed to […]

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