INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): New laws are being ushered into Indiana with the start of the new year.
State reporter Eric Berman tells WOWO News that everyone should check with their employer to make sure the new state tax rate is being taken out of your check. It's part of a tax cut that was passed in 2013, and the new lower rate of 3.3 percent is now in effect. For residents of Marion, Adams, Elkhart, Jasper, Parke and Randolph Counties, the tax cut will be swallowed up by increases in local income taxes. The state is also changing the rules for seeking an extension for filing your return. You‘ll now get an extra seven months instead of four.
Even traffic laws are changing. As long as no one is injured, drivers can exchange insurance and license information without having to call police. And the number of offenses that would cause a mandatory license suspension is also diminishing.
Moped drivers now must pay $10 to register their cycle with the BMV and will be subject to a statewide speed limit of 35 miles an hour. And a law that‘s puzzled students for decades has been repealed, school buses will no longer have to open their doors at railroad crossings.