Large tax cut a part of Pence's vision

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

A proposed one billion dollar business tax cut is one of the 2014 legislative priorities of the Pence administration.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence wants to phase out the business personal property tax, which is a tax on business equipment and machinery.

It's a tax that Illinois and Ohio do not impose, and one that Michigan is phasing out.

However, local governments in Indiana rely on that tax for about a billion dollars a year in revenue.

“Well that's the challenge statewide it’s almost a billion dollars of revenue to local governments so you can't just wipe that out and say local government go live without that if you go for the whole thing, you've got to focus on replacement revenue or you've got to do it more gradually and incrementally,” said Kevin Brinegar of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Pence has also proposed a voucher system that would help low income families send their children to preschool.

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