Indiana lawmakers suggest six month break on utility taxes

FILE - In this June 12, 2014, file photo, Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long welcomes delegates meeting to set up the framework for states to amend the U.S. Constitution, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The 2016 November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Instead of a $225 dollar tax refund check, Indiana lawmakers are suggesting a six month break on utility taxes.

Republicans in the Indiana Senate introduced that plan yesterday.

Senator Travis Holdman says dropping the state’s seven percent tax on utilities, phones, and the internet may be the better way to give people some relief from rising inflation.

Indiana’s governor this week said he still wants to see taxpayers get 225 dollar checks, and told lawmakers they need to hurry-up and make it happen.

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Thomas Hryck July 21, 2022 at 5:07 pm

Still waiting on the first check.

Charles U Farley July 22, 2022 at 8:43 am

How about instead of a flat refund, we get a portion of the taxes we actually paid back? Why should the people who paid a lot get the same refund as someone who only paid $25 for the year?

Ann Gulley July 24, 2022 at 1:13 pm

Please send the CHECKS, PLURAL! Or one check for the 2 amounts. The first check has never arrived for us. The money will help us to pay our bills. No frivolous spending to increase inflation as has been mentioned. I don’t think many people are able to do that. The checks will help us so much!
Thank you.


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