Letter: Indiana’s tax system needs thorough review

David Bottorff

Association of Indiana Counties

To the editor:

County government supports economic development and job creation. To stay competitive, we must continue to look for responsible economic development advantages.

County government officials understand that we need to remain competitive in global economic development. Indiana is consistently ranked best in the Midwest for business climate and among the top 10 in the country.

Local units of government are allowed to abate, or phase in, the tax liability for new business personal property tax. Local units allow the tax phase-in with a commitment for job creation and with the anticipation that new assessed value will be added to the property tax system, eventually lowering all taxpayers’ property taxes.

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