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Indiana’s one-stop online business portal hits milestone

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — INBiz, Indiana’s online portal for registering and managing business, has reached a new milestone of 200,000 active users as of July 31. INBiz helps new businesses get properly registered and help already existing businesses stay up-to-date. Business owners can handle a variety of state and local reporting requirements in one […]

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New website designed to streamline starting a new business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State leaders have launched a business website in an effort to streamline the steps for starting a new business. Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson Monday launched INBiz, the first phase of the state’s business one-stop web portal. On INBiz, business owners will be able to complete […]

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Tax amnesty set for Sept. 15-Nov. 16

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Delinquent state taxpayers will have a chance to pay up without penalty under a tax amnesty program that will take place this fall. Gov. Mike Pence on Monday announced the dates for the amnesty will be Sept. 15 through Nov. 16. The goal is to collect at least $84 […]

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To collect revenue, some states put tax scofflaws in virtual ‘stocks’

By Elaine S. Povich Stateline.org Almost two-thirds of the states – including Indiana – are punishing tax delinquents with a digital version of the Colonial practice of locking lawbreakers in stocks set up in the village square. It turns out publishing the names of tax scofflaws and the amounts they owe on the Internet works spectacularly […]

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House approves bill to let private firms seize tax refunds for debts

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a bill Monday that would the state take or reduce an individual’s tax return check to settle private debt. Private firms would pay a fee for the service. “This bill will increase revenue to the state or at least offset costs to the Department of Revenue,” […]

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State takes steps toward outside audit; Daniels names new revenue commissioner

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File MADISON, Ind. – Gov. Mitch Daniels named a new leader for the beleaguered Indiana Department of Revenue on Friday as a bipartisan budget group voted to move forward with an outside audit of the agency following $500 million in income tax revenue mistakes. Mike Alley, former president of Fifth […]

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Deadline for state and federal tax returns is Tuesday

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers have until midnight Tuesday to mail or electronically submit their income tax returns – and most will have a refund waiting for them. About two-thirds of Americans wait until the last three weeks of the tax season to file their returns, according to the Internal Revenue […]

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State Budget Committee to review tax revenue mistake

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The State Budget Committee on Friday will begin reviewing a second programming mistake made by the Department of Revenue that short-changed local governments more than $200 million over about 14 months. But the bipartisan committee – which includes four lawmakers and the governor’s budget director – is […]

Commentary: Indiana’s shortfalls and windfalls

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Commentary: Indiana’s shortfalls and windfalls

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Let me start this by saying this: The state’s discovery of more than $200 million in undistributed local option income taxes last week is a little embarrassing. But it is not the end of the world In fact, if you look at it from a bigger picture, it’s actually a positive. […]

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Governor orders outside audit of Department of Revenue, state owes $206 million to local governments

Second major mistake discovered at state tax agency leads three to leave department By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels has ordered an outside audit of the Department of Revenue after officials discovered a second programming error that led the state to short cash-strapped local governments $206 million in income tax […]

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