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LARRY DeBOER: Has Indiana's tax burden increased?

LARRY DeBOER: Has Indiana's tax burden increased?

The headline read, “Hoosiers’ taxes rise as income goes down.” The story told of the Tax Foundation’s finding that Indiana taxes had increased from 8.4 percent of income in 2001 to 9.5 percent of income in 2011. Like many, I thought, “You've got to be kidding!”

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to move up two spots on a widely watched ranking of state business tax climates, thanks to the corporate income tax cut and business personal property tax reforms signed into law last month by Gov. Mike Pence.

April 07, 2014 4:52 pm Related
Pence honored for tax cutting prowess

Pence honored for tax cutting prowess

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is one of six Republicans to receive the Tax Foundation's first-ever award for outstanding achievement in state tax reform.

January 20, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Keep bringing businesses to NWI

Economic developments in Northwest Indiana are paying off. The economy is, well, developing.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hoosiers' incomes need strategic boost

Indiana's per capita personal income is a measuring stick with which former Gov. Mitch Daniels wanted to evaluate his administration's effectiveness. Yet even Daniels, the fiscal reformer, was unable to reverse the dismal trend in which Indiana's personal income lags the nation.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana breaks into top 10 list for business tax climate

Indiana ranked 10th nationally in business tax climate, giving the Lone Star State a big Texas-sized boot out of the top 10 for the first time, according to a new report.

October 09, 2013 1:39 pm

Indiana has 34th highest taxes on small businesses

Small business owners face lower tax bills in Indiana and Illinois than they would in more than half of all other states, according a recent study.

September 17, 2013 9:30 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stability is key for Indiana’s future

Hoosiers have the unique luxury of being the fiscal envy of the nation because of the sound policies of the last eight years. Rather than discussing which taxes to increase as they are in Kansas and other states, policymakers are talking about which tax to cut.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am Related
ANDREA NEAL: For growth's sake, cut Indiana income tax

ANDREA NEAL: For growth's sake, cut Indiana income tax

Popular perception to the contrary, Indiana is not a low-tax state. When you add up all the different taxes – property, sales and income assessed by federal, state or local government – we rank right in the middle.

March 06, 2013 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Cut Indiana's sales tax to 6.5%

ANDREA NEAL: Cut Indiana's sales tax to 6.5%

At 3.4 percent, Indiana’s personal income tax is one of the nation’s lowest. A half dozen states, including Texas and Florida, don’t charge income tax at all; 41 states impose a rate higher than Indiana’s.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems should reject GOP's bogus trickle-down theory

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems should reject GOP's bogus trickle-down theory

Any Democrat looking at either statewide office or the state Legislature needs to think twice before embracing Republican calls for yet more budget-busting cuts in corporate taxes as a way to spur job growth. The evidence is overwhelming that there are far better ways to make Indiana attract…

May 30, 2012 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Capitalize on Illinois tax woes

Northwest Indiana should seize the major economic development opportunity created by the prospect of a massive tax increase in Illinois.

January 11, 2011 12:00 am
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