Gov. Eric Holcomb said discussions are well underway to potentially cut taxes in the upcoming legislative session.
Holcomb also suggested those tax cuts might wait until 2023, when lawmakers write a new state budget.
Indiana has enjoyed record revenues and surpluses in recent years. And those higher-than-usual revenues have prompted lawmakers to debate cutting taxes.
Holcomb noted that outsized budget reserves mean Hoosiers are getting a taxpayer refund, in the form of a credit, when they file next year.
“And we just, by the way, cut corporate income tax on July 1 down to 4.9 [percent],” Holcomb said.
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The governor acknowledged the current revenue surge is also undoubtedly influenced by a significant influx of federal stimulus dollars.
“But we do know that the economy is growing across multiple sectors," Holcomb said. "The revenue is coming in.”
Holcomb said a factor in the tax cut debate will be trying to gauge when economic growth naturally slows and how cutting taxes will affect future revenues.