The Indiana Supreme Court has established a committee to work with the Tax Court to implement reforms and recommendations from a task force created to examine the Tax Court.
Chief Justice Loretta Rush signed the order Thursday creating the Tax Court Advisory Committee to “work with, advise, assist, and assess progress by the Indiana Tax Court in implementing the reforms and improvements recommended by the Task Force, and to provide periodic written progress reports to this Court.”
The Ad Hoc Tax Court Advisory Task Force, created last year by the Supreme Court, released its report in May on the state of the Tax Court. It found since 2011, the median days from filing to decision went from 368 days to 947 days. The report also suggested the creation of the Tax Court advisory Committee to “advise and assist the Tax Court from time to time on a variety of matters, including court administration, case management, performance standards, data collection and review, to assist the Tax Court in moving cases to resolution in a more efficient and timely fashion.”
Senior Judge Brent Dickson will serve as chair of the five-person committee, which also includes Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Robert Altice; Cass Superior Court 1 Judge Thomas C. Perrone; Indiana Supreme Court Chief Administrative Officer Mary G. Willis; and Indiana Supreme Court staff attorney James Maguire.