Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Ind. Courts - Report of the Tax Court Task Force is now available
As the ILB has mentioned several times, including most recently at the end of this April 27, 2016 post:
The order creating the Tax Court Task Force was issued May 15, 2015, and concludes:The ILB has been inquiring about the availability of this public document. Today the document was posted on a "Reports" page of the General Assembly's website, along with other, earlier reports to the General Assembly from the Supreme Court.
The Task Force shall provide a written report to this Court not later than May 1, 2016, and provide copies of its report to the Indiana Judicial Center and Indiana Legislative Council.
The ILB has extracted pp. 3-35 of the report, which are the 7-page "Findings and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Advisory Task Force to Study Resources and Caseload of the Indiana Tax Court" plus the 24-page "Final Report of the National Center for State Courts" to the task force (completed in Dec. of 2015) - you may access the combined document here.
ILB readers may recall that on Sept. 14, 2014, the ILB had a lengthy post on the Tax Court backlog, headed "Ind. Courts - A look at the Indiana Tax Court." An update followed on Nov. 18, 2014.
[More] Your attention is directed to the observations and recommendations of the NCSC, beginning at p. 27 of the document the ILB has posted.