In further response to COVID-19, Indiana Governor Orders Waiver of Miscellaneous Assessments and Fees on Property Tax Bills

In further response to COVID-19, Indiana Governor Orders Waiver of Miscellaneous Assessments and Fees on Property Tax Bills

On April 15, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-21 addressing, among other things, "Miscellaneous Assessments & Fees on Property Tax Bills."  Section 4 of the Order states: For the period beginning on May 12, 2020, and lasting for 60 days, counties are to waive penalties on special … [Read more...]

Indiana Department of Local Government Finance issues FAQ regarding personal property tax filings, waiver of penalties, 2020 assessments, and other property tax matters in response to COVID-19

Indiana Department of Local Government Finance issues FAQ regarding personal property tax filings, waiver of penalties, 2020 assessments, and other property tax matters in response to COVID-19

As posted earlier, on March 19, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05. Section 6(B) of the Order states: Property taxes remain due on May 11, 2020, however counties are to waive penalties on payments made after May 11, 2020, for a period of 60 days. This waiver does not apply to tax … [Read more...]

Evaluating Tax Reform Proposals and Their Potential Impact on the Energy Sector

Evaluating Tax Reform Proposals and Their Potential Impact on the Energy Sector

My colleagues issued this update earlier this week: It has been over thirty years since the last major overhaul of the U.S. tax code, President Reagan's Tax Reform Act of 1986. That process took over two years and required cooperation between the President and both parties in Congress. Since then, there have been … [Read more...]

Illinois court finds mortgage assignments not subject to Chicago Transfer Tax

Illinois court finds mortgage assignments not subject to Chicago Transfer Tax

The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, recently concluded that the City of Chicago’s real property transfer tax did not extend to assignments of mortgages because, contrary to the City’s arguments, mortgage assignments are not beneficial or controlling interests in property.  The Court’s decision in City … [Read more...]

Indiana Revenue Forecast & Road Funding – Two Information Briefs from the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute

Indiana Revenue Forecast & Road Funding – Two Information Briefs from the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute

  The Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute this month released two informational briefs on topics that will be tackled by the Indiana General Assembly in its upcoming legislative session, where the legislature will craft a new two-year budget for the State.  On December 15th, the Institute released "Indiana … [Read more...]

Wynne is a Win for Corporate Taxpayers

Wynne is a Win for Corporate Taxpayers

On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, No. 13-485, holding that the absence of a credit against the local portion of the state’s personal income tax scheme was an unconstitutional violation of the Commerce Clause. This decision is significant because it … [Read more...]