Indiana cities association seeking local tax options

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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