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Indiana cities association seeking local tax options

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The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns plans to push for the Legislature to give more taxing power to municipalities.

The association representing 470 cities and towns wants lawmakers to pass legislation that would give municipalities — and not just counties — the authority to adopt local option income taxes.

The group also wants to give all cities and towns the ability to levy a food and beverage tax or an innkeepers tax up to 1 percent. The initiatives would give cities and towns new income options to offset revenue losses from new statewide caps on property tax bills.

The next legislative session starts in January.

 

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  • representation?
    I would rather have my local government deciding taxes than the state. Your vote mean a lot more in a local election. Plus cities can move much more quickly to get things done than the state and all its bickering can.
  • B. S.
    since when is taxation without representation become the common thing ? this is soooooooo highway robbery

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