INDIANAPOLIS – You will likely be getting some of your money back from the state. Gov. Holcomb has called a special session of the Indiana General Assembly, with plans to “return more than $1 billion of state reserves to Hoosier taxpayers”. The session was announced Wednesday afternoon.
The session will be July 6.
You would get about $225 if the plan is affirmed by the legislature. That’s in addition to the $125 already refunded through the state’s automatic taxpayer refund.
“This is the fastest, fairest and most efficient way to return taxpayers’ hard-earned money during a time of economic strain,” said Holcomb. “Indiana’s economy is growing and with more than $1 billion of revenue over current projections, Hoosier taxpayers deserve to have their money responsibly returned. I’m happy to be able to take this first step and look forward to signing this plan into law as soon as possible.”
In total, an individual will have gotten $350 this year. A married couple will have received $700.
Democrats are critical of Holcomb’s approach, saying he should suspend the state’s gas tax to help Hoosiers.
“The Indiana Republican Party will hold a special session to issue a one-time check that doesn’t address the state’s high gas taxes and ban a woman’s right to legal and safe abortions. As seen from last weekend, the Indiana GOP has become the Party of extremists who care more about their national agenda than delivering a better future for Hoosier families,” said Drew Anderson, spokesperson for the Indiana Democratic Party.