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Income tax may raise to support juvenile services

The Monroe County Council showed support for raising a local income tax April 8. But the council pushed for the tax to cover even more expenses than it already does, raising questions that led the council to delay a vote on the issue. The tax is known as the Juvenile County Option Income Tax. It originally supported only the county’s …

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United Way of Monroe County Launch Free Community Tax Service

United Way of Monroe County and the Financial Stability Alliance for South Central Indiana and partners have launched the Free Community Tax Service for this year in Monroe and Owen counties. Community Initiative Director, Ashley Hall says the program started four years ago. “A lot of our sites in the community had been offering volunteer tax assistance many years before …

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Monroe County Treasurer’s Office Late On Financial Reports.

Two Monroe County officials gave a presentation Tuesday in hopes of quelling fears about a looming financial dilemma. The officials spoke before the County Council about the fact that the County Treasurer’s Office has fallen several months behind on required financial reports. Without filing the monthly documents, the county would be unable to distribute tax money to other units within …

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Medical Device Tax Hits Close to Home

As Americans prepare for the onset of the Affordable Care Act next year, the medical device industry in Indiana is still pushing for a repeal of a tax that was passed along with the Act in 2009. The medical device industry is one of the largest employers in Monroe County, and throughout Indiana. There are roughly three hundred and twenty-five …

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