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Formed in 1987, the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute is a private, not-for-profit governmental research organization. The IFPI is the only independent source of continuing research into the effect of taxing policies and spending practices in Indiana.

Research & Analysis

INFLATION's IMPACT on INDIANA's FINANCES

Potential Issues & Discussion (download)

April 11, 2022


IFPI 2022 LEGISLATIVE REVIEW:

A Short Session Long on Fiscal Impact

March 25, 2022


ISSUE BRIEF: Previewing Indiana's Revenue Forecast & 2022 Tax Relief Prospects

December 14, 2021


INDIANA'S LOCAL INCOME TAX:

Distributions and Balances in Recession and Expansion - Dr. Larry DeBoer

November 2021


FISCAL YEAR 2021 CLOSEOUT REPORT:

Download IFPI FY2021 Overview 

July 27, 2021


IFPI LEGISLATIVE SESSION REPORT #3:

The Senate Strikes Back (Download)

April 12, 2021


ISSUE BRIEF: COVID and Local Food & Beverage Taxes

March 25, 2021


IFPI LEGISLATIVE SESSION REPORT #2:

March Madness (Download)

February 28, 2021


IFPI LEGISLATIVE SESSION REPORT #1:

Back to the Future (Download)

February 9, 2021


STATE REVENUE FORECAST: IFPI Overview

December 22, 2020

Modest hope after a year of hardship - FY2022-2023


INDIANA FY2020 CLOSE-OUT: "When It Rains, It Pours"

July 23, 2020

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CAPACITY-COST INDEXES OF INDIANA LOCAL GOVERNMENTS - 2002 & 2018

Larry DeBoer - Purdue University

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2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY: "Calm before the Storm"

March 18, 2020

Legislative Wrap-Up & Commentary - Download the PDF


DATA SPOTLIGHT: PERCENT of TOTAL K-12 COMPENSATION to TEACHERS

Analysis with Indiana Business Research Center 

August 20, 2019

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Press Release


INDIANA'S FY2019 REVIEW: SURGING REVENUE, SURPRISING SURPLUS

Commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts

July 24, 2019

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2019 GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 'PAYCHECK PRIORITIES'

Legislative update & commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts

April 26, 2019

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A FISCAL HISTORY OF INDIANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

IFPI Report by Craig Johnson & Justin Ross

March 6, 2019

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In the News

IBJ: State and Local Budgets Aren't Immune from Inflation

April 15, 2022


INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Talent, Taxes & Indiana’s Economic Toolkit 

April 5, 2022


INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Addressing the Costs of Indiana’s Pre-Existing Health Crisis: Opioid Abuse  February 25, 2022


INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Lessons from Business Personal Property Tax Reform in Michigan 

January 26, 2022


INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: What’s Behind – and Beyond – Indiana’s Blockbuster Revenue Forecast?  December 30, 2021


2021 Year in Review - IFPI's Fiscal Top Five

(Download Brief)

January 3, 2022


RELEASE: Local Income Tax Rules Could Reduce Balances, Provide Budget Relief - IFPI Study

November 15, 2021


COMMENTARY: FY2021 CLOSEOUT

Indiana's surging revenues mean surprise refunds, resilient budgets

July 15, 2021


INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Hot Budget Summer 

Commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts


INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: IFPI on State K-12 Funding 

Education Funding & Economic Resilience - March 3, 2021

Doing the Math on Indiana's K-12 Budget - January 14, 2021


"Taking on Teacher Pay" (INDY POLITICS)

December 20, 2020

Commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts


INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Revenue uncertainty looms over next budget

November 24, 2020

Commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts


INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL: "Losing properties from the tax rolls part of a larger problem for cities"

August 28, 2020

Viewpoint by IFPI President Chris Watts


CAPACITY-COST INDEXES OF INDIANA LOCAL GOVT:

July 8, 2020: A new report by Purdue economist Larry DeBoer for IFPI measures how revenues have kept pace with costs for local governments across the state, finds budget pressure building in the cities and counties where the majority of Hoosiers live and work:

IFPI Press Release

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Review the Key Findings and Highlights

Purdue Press Release (download)


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Read Other IFPI Policy Reports

STRATEGIC FORESIGHT REPORT: An examination of Indiana's Future Fiscal Landscape in 2027
IFPI Report By Sam Miller
Report released: Oct. 17, 2017
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INDIANA'S REVENUE FORECAST AND BUDGET COMPARISON
IFPI Brief by John Ketzenberger and John Stafford
Report released: April 13, 2017
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REVENUE FORECASTING: INDIANA'S METHOD AND THE RESULTS IT PRODUCES
IFPI Brief by Sarah LeeAnn Smith
Report released: April 6, 2017
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CONSIDERING SALES TAXATION OF SERVICES IN INDIANA
IFPI Report by Professor John Mikesell
Report released: March 29, 2017
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IFPI Session Report No. 4
A special report by John Stafford
Report released: March 27, 2017
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IFPI Session Report No. 3
A special report by John Stafford
Report released: Feb. 28, 2017
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IFPI Session Report No. 2
A special report by John Stafford
Report released: Feb. 20, 2017
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IFPI Session Report No. 1
A special report by John Stafford
Report released: Feb. 14, 2017
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INDIANA'S PUBLIC PENSIONS
An IFPI Report by Brad Gottschlich
Report released: Feb. 2, 2017
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FUNDING INDIANA'S ROADS FOR A STRONGER, SAFER TOMORROW
Informational briefing by IFPI President John Ketzenberger
Report released: December 19, 2016
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IFPI REVENUE FORECAST, DECEMBER 2016
Informational briefing by IFPI President John Ketzenberger
Report released: December 15, 2016
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INDIANA FISCAL YEAR 2016 FISCAL CLOSEOUT
An analysis of Indiana's budget performance by Brad Gottschlich
Report released: Aug. 2, 2016
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THE FISCAL HEALTH OF INDIANA'S LARGER MUNICIPALITIES: CITY REPORTS
An in-depth analysis of 18 Indiana municipalities prepared by John Stafford
Report released: March 8, 2016
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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT INDIANA'S PROPERTY TAX CAPS?
A Report Prepared for the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute by Larry DeBoer
Report released December 8, 2015
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THE FISCAL HEALTH OF INDIANA'S LARGER MUNICIPALITIES
A Report Prepared for the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute by John Stafford
Report released December 8, 2015
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