INDIANAPOLIS – A House panel approved a bill Monday that would reverse a court ruling on what constitutes a tax in Indiana.
Lawmakers are trying to undo an Indiana Tax Court ruling that could have profound negative impacts on local government finance around the state.
But even some of the legislators in support of the measure disagree with the basis of the bill – a user fee versus a tax.
Rep. John Young, R-Franklin, said he isn’t sure the case “is going to turn everything on its head” but that it puts the legislature in a tough position.
He added that you can call them fees all you want but “I don’t know why a stormwater fee that you can’t opt out of isn’t a property tax.”