Pence seeks review to simplify Indiana tax code

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (WISH Photo/Ron Nakasone)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (WISH Photo/Ron Nakasone)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence says he wants to review Indiana’s taxes to simplify them and promote economic development.

Pence said Tuesday he would like to work with state lawmakers and others to conduct a comprehensive review of Indiana’s tax laws. His comments came as tax experts and conservative thought leaders met for a tax summit in Indianapolis organized by the governor.

Speaking at the summit, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist said that any overhaul of a tax code should not be used to hide tax increases. National tax expert Jim Eads told attendees that comprehensive tax reform is often talked about, but seldom achieved.

Pence has had limited success pushing tax cuts through the General Assembly despite the super majorities that Republicans hold in both the House and Senate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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