The Indiana Supreme Court’s decision Thursday not to hear a case will likely cost local governments millions of dollars in property tax revenue.
The conflict surrounds property tax valuations of big box stores – in this case, a Kohl’s. Local governments say the assessment should be based on how much value the property is worth to the current user, not some hypothetical future user.
Daviess County taxpayers will see unexpected fluctuations in the amount of property taxes they owe on their homes when property tax bills hit mailboxes later this month.
Due to a change in state law made by the Indiana General Assembly last year, the homestead property tax deduction every homeowner in Daviess County will be 22.0124 percent. This will be a change from previous years when the percentage varied by taxing unit.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Even though he has said, “Everything is on the table,” when it comes to drawing up the city’s 2017 operating budget, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett indicated Wednesday that higher taxes and fees are not likely to be part of his proposed spending plan.
The Indiana Tax Court affirmed an appraisal of $592,000 for a woman’s property, holding the owner appealing the judgment failed to relate her evidence for a lower appraisal to a Jan. 1, 2008, valuation date.
The Indiana Board of Tax Review did not err when it reduced the property assessments of Lafayette Square Mall for 2006 and 2007, the Indiana Tax Court ruled Friday.
A Clarksville Redevelopment Commission decision to share $1.2 million with local schools over the next three years, to fund things such as laptops for students and digital whiteboard replacement, seemed “progressive” and “cutting edge” to Clarksville School Board President Bill Wilson — not because of the dollar amount or what it will pay for, but because of where the money is coming from.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s second tax amnesty period in the past decade began Tuesday, giving delinquent taxpayers a two-month window to pay off their tax debt without enforcing the penalties, interest and collection fees that have accumulated.
The business personal property tax exemption, which lawmakers spent most of the 2014 session debating, recently became available for local governments.
Supporters said the option could allow counties to be more competitive, but counties so far aren’t taking advantage of the new tool.
Read More: http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/counties-exempting-business-personal-property-tax-85634/
In the lingo of the mortgage trade, a “zombie property” occurs when a foreclosure case has been filed but is not resolved for a period of more than three years, resulting in an abandoned structure that falls into disrepair, thus bringing blight to its neighborhood. Two states have announced new initiatives that are designed to address this issue–but their respective solutions offer extremely different approaches to the problem.
Source: New York and Indiana Take Different Approaches to Zombie Properties