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Local budgets are being stretched farther than ever, and figuring out how the state budget affects local budgets is sometimes difficult. Purdue Extension offers resources to help.


On Local Government

Tax Increment Finance

Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

Professor Larry DeBoer, Purdue University, Agricultural Economics


 Tax increment finance is aptly named--its use often creates a local "tiff" between the adopting government, overlapping governments and taxpayers.  In another in our series of "On Local Government" webcasts, Prof. Larry DeBoer will cover the basics of how TIF works, offer information on the use of TIF in Indiana, and take a look at several frequently asked questions.  What's the evidence on whether TIF enhances economic development?  How does TIF interact with the Constitutional tax caps?  And maybe the most-asked question:  how does the creation of a TIF district affect the assessments, rates and revenues of overlapping governments?

This program will be delivered via video streaming and can be viewed from any of the locations listed here.  View at a local host site or participate live online via a personal computer.  The workshop is free.  Please register by Monday, October 27, 2014.


 Past Programs

All About Local Income Taxes

The Personal Property Tax

Local Option Income Taxes and the Property Tax Caps

Recap of the 2013 Budget and Road Funding

The 2013 State Budget- February 2013

The 2012 Property Tax- October 2012

Local Option Income Taxes and the State Budget- May 2012

The Economy, the State Budget & Farmland Taxes- February 2012

What Have We Learned About the Property Tax Caps - October 2011

Links to the September 2010 program are:

Archives of past sessions are available at http://www.extension.purdue.edu/ecd/streaming.html.

Capital Comments Podcasts
Dr. DeBoer's monthly column, Capital Comments, appears in several newspapers across the state. Audio podcast-versions of his columns are available here.

Local Government Finance Website
This website includes a vast amount of data and information related to local government finance.