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'Stillinnoyed' ads exhort businesses to move to Indiana

Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.

March 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Woman learns identity stolen after bogus audit letter sent

A Union Mills woman learned she had her identity stolen after receiving a false letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating she was going to be audited.

March 12, 2014 4:55 pm
DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

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.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Stop GOP from taxing poor to aid wealthy

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.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am

Republicans want to act like Robin Hood in reverse

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.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Don't rob Peter to pay Pence tax cut

MARC CHASE: Don't rob Peter to pay Pence tax cut

Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Third-party contracts carve up Lake taxpayers

MARC CHASE: Third-party contracts carve up Lake taxpayers

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.

November 26, 2013 12:00 am

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

EDITORIAL: 'No more borrowing' should be County Council mantra

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.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am

Petalas: Waste district revenue boost coming from thawed tax levy

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.

August 20, 2013 5:22 pm

Hamm: New revenues should go to projects, not pensions

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.

August 14, 2013 8:30 pm
Business owners give lawmakers an earful about taxes, red tape

Business owners give lawmakers an earful about taxes, red tape

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.

August 08, 2013 2:30 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Fiscal willpower should be cheered, not chided

MARC CHASE: Fiscal willpower should be cheered, not chided

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?

July 11, 2013 12:00 am

Tax money going out this week

VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski said tax money will be sent out early this week to the county's 28 taxing units.

June 08, 2013 4:32 pm

C.P. businessman admits guilt to lying about income, taxes

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.

May 31, 2013 5:38 pm

Munster folks, wait until property tax bill arrives

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.

May 20, 2013 12:00 am

Let the Democrats pay that Lake County income tax

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.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why my generation should oppose a Lake income tax

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why my generation should oppose a Lake income tax

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.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Good luck weaving around those spending gaps

DOUG ROSS: Good luck weaving around those spending gaps

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.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
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