The Indiana Tax Court has granted summary judgment to the Indiana Department of State Revenue after finding the department’s proposed assessments of a northern Indiana heating equipment manufacturer were not void as a matter of law.
The Indiana Tax Court has awarded reimbursement fees to both the University of Phoenix Inc. and the Indiana Department of State Revenue after finding that the two entities were entitled to reimbursement on some, though not all, of the discovery enforcement motions filed in their litigation.
After previously allowing the deposition of the former commissioner of the Indiana Department of State Revenue, the Indiana Tax Court rejected the University of Phoenix’s requests to compel further discovery, writing that the additional discovery likely would not reveal admissible evidence.
A divided Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a Marion County man cannot avoid paying income taxes using a religious freedom defense, with the majority writing that the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows for the collection of taxes in the furtherance of a compelling government interest.
The University of Phoenix Inc. can depose the former commissioner of the Indiana Department of State Revenue in a case related to the school’s income taxes after the Indiana Tax Court found that the former commissioner did not warrant a protective order to prevent him from testifying.
A Marion County resident, whose bank account of $155.44 was frozen by the Indiana Department of Revenue, is suing to prevent the state from taking assets for income tax debts without leaving the debtor something to pay for basic necessities like food and shelter.
Perceived bias of administrative law judges in favor of the state agencies for which they adjudicate disputes has led to calls for Indiana to join 30 other states that have moved to central panels of ALJs to give them more independence. But that won’t happen anytime soon, a General Assembly study committee decided.
The Indiana Tax Court dismissed a gasoline and convenience store company’s case against the state Department of Revenue Thursday, writing that the company failed to respond to discovery requests or take any action in the case for a period of more than two months.
The Indiana Tax Court has ruled in favor of a recreational vehicle manufacturer and allowed a group of 29 separate requests for admissions to be withdrawn.
The Indiana Tax Court found Wednesday that an Illinois corporation that processes scrap steel is entitled to two exemptions under Indiana Code related to its sales and use taxes owed.
The Indiana Tax Court found a utility’s nontaxable connection fees were separated from taxable receipts on its returns and were therefore not subject to Indiana’s utility receipt tax.
Nick Popovich’s ongoing saga with the Indiana Tax Court continued Thursday as he again won a partial victory against the Indiana Department of State Revenue.