Ziemke: State's unprecedented economic success triggers taxpayer refund

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, July 15, 2021

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) in your coverage of Indiana Auditor of State Tera Klutz announcing the state will end the fiscal year with $1.1 billion in excess reserves, triggering an automatic taxpayer refund. While the final refund amount will not be calculated until later this year, early estimates suggest the refund could be as high as $170 per individual filer or $340 for joint filers. In Indiana, reserve balances in excess of 12.5% of the next year's budget is required to be split, with half dedicated to pay down pension obligations and the other half given back to taxpayers. According to the report, about $545 million will go to taxpayers and another $545 million toward pension liabilities. This will be the second time Hoosiers will receive an automatic taxpayer refund since the law passed in 2011.    

STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2021) – "Indiana continues to carefully maintain our prudent reserves that were key in helping us navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. With our economy surging forward and revenues increasing, it's great to know Indiana will provide a well-deserved tax refund to hardworking Hoosiers."

Click here for the formal announcement.

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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents House District 55, which includes 
all of Fayette County and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.
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