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The General Assembly passed several bills that affect Indiana taxes:

Effective Jan. 1, 2010, existing businesses no longer are required to have at least 35 employees to qualify for an EDGE credit for job retention.

Effective Jan. 1, 2010 (retroactive), there is a new tax credit for corporations and pass-through entities. If, after Dec. 31, 2009, the business relocates or locates its operations in Indiana, incorporates in Indiana, or expands it operations in Indiana and it employs at least 10 new qualified employees, it is eligible for a credit equal to 10% of the wages paid to qualified employees.

Effective Nov. 6, 2009 (retroactive), the net operating loss deduction may be carried back only two years for losses incurred in 2008 and 2009. (This is different from the IRS NOL, which can be carried back five years.)

Effective July 1, 2010, employers must file their WH-3 and W-2 statements electronically if they file more than 25 withholding statements. (This provision applies to statements filed after Dec. 31, 2010.)

Effective July 1, 2010, sellers of prepaid wireless telecommunications services must collect an Enhanced Prepaid Wireless Telecommunications Service Charge, which is $0.25.

For a full list of the state’s current and upcoming tax changes, visit


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