Indiana recently amended certain provisions of its state statutes and regulations relating to the state’s real property tax sale notice requirements and dollar amount threshold for high cost loans. These changes are effective July 1, 2018.
ANDERSON — The Mounds Mall building will remain on the tax certificate sale but the iconic Wigwam was given a reprieve by the Madison County commissioners.
A motion made by Commissioner Mike Phipps on Tuesday to remove the Mounds Mall building from the April 9 tax certificate sale died for the lack of a second.
The United Steelworkers Local 6787 has raised the white flag of surrender in its long battle for property tax exemptions on its Portage union hall and banquet center.
The union local recently withdrew its latest round of challenge before the Indiana Board of Tax Review, according to documentation provided by Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder.
Downtown property owners are getting closer to voluntarily taxing themselves so they can raise more than $3 million a year over the next decade to improve the Mile Square.
Downtown Indy Inc., the city marketing organization leading the move, has more than half the signed petitions it needs for the tax to pass. Downtown Indy President Sherry Siewert said she is confident in getting the rest of the required signatures.
Thousands of residents in central Indiana pre-paid their property tax bills before Jan. 1, resulting in more than $31 million in early payments, according to research by IBJ.
It’s not clear how many of the payments were being made early to try to take advantage of an income tax deduction that will soon change because it’s not unusual for some people to pay in advance, but the amount of early payments marked a significant increase for some areas.
Tax breaks for some significant industrial and commercial investments in Terre Haute are making their way through the approval process. The procedure requires two votes by the City Council, the mayor’s signature and action by the city’s Board of Public Works and Safety.
The public works board signed off Tuesday on property tax abatements totaling $4.4 million on $48 million in investments that businesses say will create or retain 158 jobs with annual payrolls totaling $8.2 million. Salaries would range from $42,567 to $75,000.
ANDERSON — Construction work has started to convert the former Carter Lumber property into the new headquarters of ALA Trucking.
Work has started on the site, 5625 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to convert the former lumber yard into a headquarters, warehouse, truck service center and parts store.
In an unusual legal move, Simon Property Group Inc. has sued Starbucks Corp. over the coffee giant’s plan to close 78 Teavana stores in its malls across the country.
Indianapolis-based Simon, the country’s largest shopping mall operator, says in the lawsuit that Starbucks is breaching its leases by closing the Teavana stores and “shirking its contractual obligations at the expense of Simon’s shopping centers and the dozens of communities they serve and support.”
An outside review of commercial property assessments is the first recommendation from a group working for more efficiency in Terre Haute and Vigo County government.
A 10-member team study team chaired by restaurant owner Scott Womack released a report Wednesday charging that under-assessment is costing the city and county millions of dollars in property tax revenues.
A trucking company moving from Illinois to Indiana is the latest of dozens of companies that have made that switch in recent years.
It’s a boon to struggling northwest Indiana economies that Indiana officials say is thanks to their state’s business-friendly tax and regulatory structure.