Three finalists for Indiana Tax Court Judge, including IndyBar member Martha Wentworth, were recently announced by the Judicial Nominating Commission. The names of the finalists were sent to Governor Mitch Daniels, who will now select Indiana’s Tax Court Judge.
In August, current Indiana Tax Court Judge Thomas G. Fisher announced he would step down from the bench on January 1, 2011. He has been the first and only Tax Court Judge since the General Assembly established the Tax Court on July 1, 1986. The Tax Court has exclusive jurisdiction over any case that arises under the Indiana tax laws and that is an initial appeal of a final determination made by the Indiana Department of State Revenue or the Indiana Board of Tax Review. In addition, the Tax Court has jurisdiction over certain appeals from the Department of Local Government Finance.•