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Tax Relief in Indiana

Indiana MapIndiana residents tend to fare well across various measures of personal tax responsibility in comparison with the rest of the United States. For example, Indiana’s flat rate of 3.4% for individual income tax ranks 10th lowest in the nation among states that levy an individual tax. The total tax collected per person with respect to both state and local taxes is approximately $838 in a typical year, putting the state in 22nd place. Also, with an average of $971 in property taxes levied per capita, Indiana is the 15th lowest nationwide.

At the federal level, the average income tax per resident is $8.739, making Indiana the 38th lowest among the fifty states.

However, Indiana has not been immune to the decline in the median household income level across the country, experiencing a significant 11.5% drop to an average of $50,553 per resident. This decline in income, combined with individual job loss, medical expenses, and other unexpected circumstances have led a number of Indiana residents to seek tax relief, as they face challenges in meeting their tax obligations in light of financial struggles. These struggles can include living from one paycheck to another, using every last dollar to pay the mortgage or rent, to put food on the table, to keep the heat and water on, and even to pay for the gasoline necessary to get to work; it can be difficult to set aside savings for tax bills when there's barely enough - and sometimes not enough - for immediate needs.

Tax relief companies are able to utilize strategies of negotiated penalty abatement, audit representation and reconsideration, and tax return amendment and review, among others, to help clients get out of their tax debt problems. Indiana residents who are delinquent in tax payments can use tax relief strategies to eliminate the stress of owing the IRS and state tax authorities, and to reduce the likelihood of having wages garnished or assets seized.


Letters: Increase tax to help cut the cost of smoking in Indiana

Indiana has some of the highest health care costs in the country, with some of the worst outcomes, in large part because we have too many people who smoke. Only eight states have more smokers than we ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:15:00 GMT

The Wrong Stutz - Indiana Tax Court denies motion to dismiss Assessor's property tax appeal on procedural grounds

In Marion County Assessor v. Stutz Business Center, LLC (January 11, 2019), Owner fell short in its effort to cut short an appeal by a County Assessor challenging the Owner's voluntary withdrawal of i...

Published:  Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:32:00 GMT

Poll: 70 Percent Of Hoosiers Support Cigarette Tax Hike

A new poll shows about 70 percent of Hoosier voters support an increased cigarette tax. Smoking rates in Indiana ticked up slightly in 2018, to 21.8 percent. But out of 600 Hoosiers polled last ...

Published:  Thu, 10 Jan 2019 03:46:00 GMT

Indiana Chamber wants $2 per pack cigarette tax hike; some lawmakers say no

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- Indiana's Chamber of Commerce wants to raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack. Chamber President Kevi...

Published:  Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:41:00 GMT

Indiana lawmakers aim for sports bets by January 1 next year

has pushed for a 6.75% tax rate on revenues, like in Nevada. Licensees are allowed to operate beginning on January 1, 2020, after submitting an application to the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:13:00 GMT

New Leader For Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute

we look forward to working with Chris on a research agenda exploring issues of how Indiana collects and spends taxpayer money, and the impacts on Hoosiers." The IFPI is an independent research organiz...

Published:  Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:19:00 GMT

Gov. Holcomb calls for Indiana hate crimes law

"Businesses interested in Indiana care about this issue, but it's not just about business. At heart, this has to do with people's dignity and how we treat one another." Holcomb praised the state's pro ...

Published:  Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:42:00 GMT

Indiana AG Curtis Hill: After Obamacare, what's next for healthcare

Now that Indiana and 19 other states have won a lawsuit against the ... Court found that the financial penalty for failure to purchase insurance amounted to a "tax" that Congress had the power to levy ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:00:00 GMT

Indiana coalition lobbies for higher state cigarette tax

A coalition met Wednesday in the Indiana Statehouse to lobby for a $2 increase on the state cigarette tax to prevent tobacco usage. The Raise It for Health Coalition, a group of more than 200 business...

Published:  Wed, 09 Jan 2019 17:41:00 GMT

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