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July 3, 2014 – TaxTalk Blog
Last week, the department helped organize the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference at the government center with more than 40 speakers and panelists and nearly 200 attendees. Hosted by Governor Pence and the Office of Management and Budget, the focus of the conference’s discussion was on Indiana’s tax code – how can we make it simpler and more effective in attracting businesses to Indiana and generating more high-paying jobs.
The conference hosted many guests with significant tax policy experience who shared their thoughts, ideas and suggestions. The day-long examination of Indiana’s tax system generated discussion ranging from individual taxes to corporate taxes, from sales and use taxes to local taxes, and from tax simplification methods to making the system more competitive.
Speakers, panelists and participants ranged from Al Hubbard, who served as economics advisor in two different White House administrations, and Art Laffer, creator of the Laffer Curve in economic theory, to members of seven different national tax think tanks, five Indiana academic authorities on taxes and economics, and members of the Indiana General Assembly, business leaders, local leaders and many others representing a wide range of interests around our state.
If you were not able to participate, you can still view videos of the entire conference by visiting www.in.gov/dor/5119.htm. Click on “watch the conference” at the top of the page.
The department also welcomes any thoughts, ideas or proposals you might want to provide. Share those at the same website, and stay tuned to learn how ideas generated could affect future legislative sessions!
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