Monday, January 5, 2015

New Laws for 2015 in Indiana

New Laws for 2015 in Indiana

Here's a highlight of some new legislation that goes into effect on January 1, 2015

1.  SCOOTERS - now MUST be registered.  You have to be at least 15 years old, register for plates and have a state ID.  The cost will be $10 and there will be a statewide speed limit of 35mph. They hope it will cut down on theft.

2.  SUSPENDED DRIVERS - Judges may determine if suspended drivers will be given special privileges to drive. The aim is to reduce the burden on the court system and create fair punishments.  The privileges must be in place for 6 months and there will be specific restrictions such as getting to work, medical care, child care. They hope it will cut back on driving without a license and insurance. Not all will be eligible and will have to carry judges order when driving.

3.  MARION COUNTY TAXES - You'll be paying a little more in taxes in exchange for more plice protection.  Public Safety incomet tax is going up 15%. It will cost the typical household earning $42K about $5.25 per month.

4.  INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS - this will no longer be automatically included on private plans.  It can be purchased as a separate rider.

5.  ADOPTION TAX CREDIT - Any new adoptions will be given a $1,000 per child tax credit.

6.  STATE TAX RATES - be sure to check with your employer that the new rate is being charged on your check.  There was a tax cut passed in 2013 and lowered the rate to 3.3%.  Some counties will not see a decrease because of increased in local income taxes.

7.  STATE TAX RETURN EXTENSION - extensions will now be 7 months instead of 4 months

8.  TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS - As long as no one is injured, drivers can exchange insurance and license info without having to call police.

9.  SCHOOL BUSES - no longer required to open doors at RR crossings

These are just a sampling of the laws you might actually notice!

New Laws for 2015 in Indiana
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