Indiana

The City Council on Tuesday approved a tax abatement for Sunright  America, paving the way for its expansion in the Woodside Industrial Park, where it makes about 5 million fasteners per day for the auto industry. Read More

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A city initiative that uses tax incentives to attract industrial development to a massive distribution park near Indianapolis International Airport is beginning to show results. Read More

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In many local government jurisdictions around Indiana, population and employment have decreased over the past several decades but the size of government has not — forcing many communities to make tough decisions when it comes to budgeting. However, the introduction of property tax caps are forcing many local governments around the state to painfully downsize. Read More

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Non-profit organizations that don't pay taxes could have a tougher time opening facilities in two Indianapolis suburbs as the communities work to keep land targeted for development on their tax rolls. Read More

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The City Council on June 3 accepted the recommendation of the Human Resources and Economic Development Committee and granted a 7-year tax abatement on equipment to R. J. Van Drunen and Sons, Inc. which plans to move into the old Dawn Foods building at 1300 E. Summit St. Read More

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Task Force Tips plans to bring about four new full-time jobs to the city, and on Monday the company received a tax abatement on five new pieces of production equipment is buying to create those positions. Read More

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A recent news story highly edited and mischaracterized the Department of Local Government Finance's
(Department) statements on property tax assessments and misled viewers on how assessments are completed. Read More

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While a small group of area residents hoped to turn Tuesday's public hearing for a tax abatement requested by E.ON Climate Renewables into a referendum on the future of wind farms in Randolph County, the proposal was approved over their objections. Read More

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The chairman of the city-county plan commission isn’t the only local government official who is not ready to welcome wind farms to Delaware County. Read More

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 ChromaSource, a Columbia City manufacturer of color systems and color cards, will invest $1.1 million in new equipment and create up to 12 jobs by 2014, the Whitley County Economic Development Corp. said. Read More

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Hundreds of Delaware County residents — or as many as a couple of thousand — didn’t receive spring property tax bills through some still-unexplained snafu. Read More

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Bartholomew County residents are seeing dramatic increases this year when they open their property tax bills because this is the first time property has been reassessed since 2002. Read More

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Smiles broke out on the faces of a few County Council members Tuesday when a local attorney specializing in real estate and land use voiced his opinion that tax increment finance districts do not mix well with tax abatements. Read More

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 The Seymour City Council Monday night approved an $11 million tax abatement for new equipment at Aisin USA that will allow the company to prepare for Toyota's production of new models for its Camry, Highlander and Sienna lines. Read More

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Hoosier Energy announced plans to build a new headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana, having received approval from its board of directors. Read More

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The Shelbyville Common Council approved a tax abatement on $900,000 in new equipment for local manufacturer Ten Cate Enbi at Monday's meeting. Read More

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Columbus Municipal Airport will drop its appeal of a property tax decision that the land occupied by renters at the airport should be subject to property taxes. Read More

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A tax abatement for a new Purity Wholesale Grocers project was unanimously approved by the Lebanon City Council Monday after a public hearing for the project was held at the Lebanon Municipal Building. Read More

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A survey shows a majority of Indiana local government officials want some nonprofit organizations to offer payments or services in lieu of property taxes. More than one in four believes churches should make payments. The survey results come as local governments face decreasing revenues and growing budgetary pressures. Read More

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