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.
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:
- Indiana's State Budget: Fiscal Year 2011 (9 min, 34 sec)
- Indiana's State Budget: The Coming Biennium (9 min, 45 sec)
- Tax Cap Referenda November 2, 2010, Part 1 (10 min, 7 sec)
- Tax Cap Referenda November 2, 2010, Part 2 (10 min, 12 sec)
- Maximum Levy Growth Quotient (9 min, 18 sec)
- Local Income Tax Distributions (10 min, 10 sec)
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.