This week's theme, apparently, is taxes on businesses. Along with the continuing discussion in Indianapolis over personal property taxes for businesses, there has been discussion of other business taxes.
Republican leaders want to eliminate another tax on businesses. In place of that tax, the middle class can expect to have local income taxes raised to offset the effects.
I see Republican Gov. Mike Pence is willing to allow some county tax rates to double, in order to allow for the elimination of the business personal property tax.
Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.
At least five people should be giving extra thanks during their Thanksgiving dinners for newly approved, lucrative Lake County government contracts that further carve into taxpayers' wallets.
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.
The budgeting process continues in Lake County, and the Lake County Council is in a unique position this year to go beyond what is expected and pass a budget that includes no further borrowing.
CROWN POINT | The quarter of a million dollars in new revenues set to hit Lake County solid waste district coffers in 2014 will come from the thawing of a long-frozen tax levy, the county treasurer said Tuesday.
Lake County's top solid waste district official said he wants all new income tax revenues to be directed to a fund for projects or operating expenses, not employee pensions.
VALPARAISO | An information technology company plans to launch a cloud computing-based data service for health care providers, but the taxes on computer servers are higher in Indiana than in most surrounding states.
If your finances were as meager as, say, a newspaper reporter's, a random offer out of the blue of $50,000 in free money would be awfully tempting, wouldn't it?
VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski said tax money will be sent out early this week to the county's 28 taxing units.
HAMMOND | The owner of a Crown Point graphic design business has pleaded guilty to federal charges of understating his income on tax returns and lying during bankruptcy proceedings.
Since Munster got that referendum through, just wait until next April or May when you get your property tax bill. In the Lake Central School area the same thing happened.
Lake County Councilman Ted Bilski (D) proposes a Lake County income tax of 1.5 percent so they can lower the property tax. No smoke being blown there.
While the proposed local option income tax for Lake County would affect all working residents, it's young people who should be the most upset over this issue.
In recent weeks, I've been weaving around on U.S. 30, U.S. 421 and other highways. My driving would look suspicious to anyone who couldn't see I've been dodging potholes.
Is it time to move? Real estate tax going up again! A new county income tax of 1.5 percent is just around the corner! We already have one of the highest sales tax in the country at 7 percent. The only state higher is California.
I agree with both Dave Tedesco and James Bock (Letters, March 22.). A county income tax manipulated by the slimy, nefarious politicians of Lake County is simply robbery. No tax caps, no oversight, no ethics, no transparency, equal disaster for county residents.
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