Indiana lawmakers could debate sales, business tax changes

Indiana state Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, second from right, speaks during an Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute program with Rep. Greg Porter, D-Indianapolis, left, and Sen. Fady Qaddoura, D-Indianapolis, on Oct. 25 in Indianapolis. Brown, who is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is suggesting possible significant changes to the state sales tax and cutting property taxes for some businesses.

INDIANAPOLIS — With Indiana’s state tax collections surging, a top Republican legislator is looking at possible significant changes to the state sales tax and cutting property taxes for some businesses.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Tim Brown hasn’t offered details yet for what he could propose for the new legislative session starting in January, but such changes face concerns over the possibility of an economic slowdown and the impact on funding for local governments and school districts.

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