November 1, 2023

News and Tribune (Indiana): Editorial: Raising Sales Tax Would Hurt Poor Hoosiers

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With statewide elections on the doorstep, some 2024 candidates are playing on a familiar ploy in calling for a reduction or an end to Indiana’s income tax.

The most popular idea floated by those who are campaigning on the proposal, including current lieutenant governor and gubernatorial hopeful Suzanne Crouch, is to replace a sizable portion of the tax income revenue with an increase in sales tax.

It’s a bad idea, one that would hurt the poorest of Hoosiers, a think tank told state lawmakers in October.

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