New Laws Go Into Effect for Hoosier State

New Laws Go Into Effect for Hoosier State

The start of the New Year brings about all sorts of changes and we're not just talking about New Year resolutions. Several new laws go into effect in the Hoosier State.
The start of the New Year brings about all sorts of changes and we're not just talking about New Year resolutions.  Several new laws go into effect in the Hoosier State.

2013 was a big year for the Indiana Legislature.  The State General Assembly passed a number of new laws that will go into effect at the start of 2014.

One of the big changes, online shoppers will now spend an extra 7% on amazon.com purchases.

The online retailer has agreed to charge the state sales tax in Indiana, Nevada, and Tennessee.

Officials estimate this change will generate an additional 50 million dollars in state revenue across the 3 states.

Also, racing fans if you plan on attending any event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, admission fees are going up.  The State is now charging a fee for all motorsport events.  The fee ranges from 2-6% depending on the cost of admission.

In 2014, nearly 1 million snap recipients in the Hoosier State will have a new date that they get their benefits.  Snap, which stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is now paying benefits between the 5th and 23rd day of each month.  The program's website features a chart listing the new dates.

Also this year, there are new laws and regulations for special fuels.  The State will now provide a road tax credit for vehicles using compressed natural gas.  The credit is 12% of the road taxes for natural gas consumption.  Vehicles using natural gas will be charged a new special fuel tax of 16 cents per gallon.

Looking ahead to the 2014 Legislative Agenda, the Indiana General Assembly is expected to discuss same sex marriage laws plus a possible phase out of business personal property taxes.  The State General Assembly will reconvene on January 6th.

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