Council admits tax increase more than anticipated – Bob Cox – Journal Review

The Montgomery County Council met Tuesday for the first time since the news about the increase of property tax payments for homeowners became available. The issue was discussed in detail by council members and those in attendance. At the end of the meeting it was clear no councilman has the exact answer on the complicated and complex reasons some property tax payments have doubled. Every councilman was as surprised as the general public.

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At Innovative, we ensure the property tax bills you pay each year are correct and free from error.  With increased tax rates, changes in tax law, and numerous additional taxes and fees appearing on tax bills, it is important now more than ever to make sure you are minimizing every expense to maximize profitability.  Innovative Property Tax Solutions are the experts you need to make sure you are only paying your fair share of property taxes.  We have the honesty, professionalism, experience and knowledge you need on your side.  

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Property tax bills are due soon in Indiana

May 10th is the statutory deadline to pay Spring installments of your annual Indiana property tax bills.  Most counties have begun mailing their tax notices this week in order to have them in taxpayers hands in a timely fashion.  Depending on where your property is located, you will be receiving one soon.

If there is any question to whether you may be overpaying your property taxes, now is the time to give us a call.  Once tax bills are released, there is a very small window of opportunity to file an appeal.  It is only 45 days from the mailing date of either the tax bills or a notice of assessment change.  If you don’t file in that time frame, you can lose out on an entire year of potentially eligible tax savings.  In addition, there could be other opportunities at reductions depending on your property type and how it is assessed.

Our team of property tax consulting experts will review your situation and help determine whether appealing your property could be beneficial for your business.  We pride ourselves on making sure our clients have the lowest property tax liability possible.  With increased tax rates, changes in tax law, and numerous additional taxes and fees appearing on many 2018 tax bills, it is important to make sure you are minimizing every expense.  Innovative Property Tax Solutions is the expert team you need in your corner.  We have the honesty, professionalism, experience and knowledge you need to ensure you are paying your fair share and nothing more.  A few minutes with one of our experts could help save you big.

Contact us today to see how Innovative Property Tax Solutions can work for you to help save you valuable tax dollars.  219-472-8682

 

Lake County is sending out the 2018 tax bills…a little something extra in Hammond & Lowell’s bills… – Bill Dolan – NWITimes.com

CROWN POINT — Residents of Hammond and Lowell will see a bump in their 2018 tax statements, which are being mailed out this week.

Lake County Treasurer Peggy Katona said more than 200,000 bills, coming due next month, are on their way.

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At Innovative, we make sure property tax bills you pay each year are correct and free from error.  With increased tax rates, changes in tax law, and numerous additional taxes and fees appearing on the 2018 tax bills, it is important now more than ever to make sure you are maximizing every expense.  Innovative Property Tax Solutions are the experts you need to make sure you are only paying your fair share of property taxes.  We have the honesty, expertise, experience and knowledge you need on your side.  

Call us today to see how we can help! 219-472-8682

Proposed tax hike could help close poor relief gap – Thomas Langhorne – Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A new statewide township reform proposal contains a provision that could — but likely won’t — help reduce a huge disparity in poor relief funding in Vanderburgh County.

As part of the bill that will be heard in the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee next week, townships could appeal to the state for a two-cent increase in their property tax rate funding “township assistance.”

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NACS has signatures for project – Ashley Sloboda – The Journal Gazette

Northwest Allen County Schools continues to check off boxes as it works to place a $34 million referendum for a new elementary school and other improvements on the May ballot.

Community members are also stepping up to help with the referendum efforts.

The 7,500-student district wants to build an elementary school to accommodate growth. It has gained about 500 elementary students since 2009-10 and expects to add nearly 350 more by 2022-23, a recent demographic study found.

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Indianapolis-area counties see big surge in early property tax payments – Hayleigh Colombo – IBJ.com

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.

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Indiana official says Lake cannot extend the filing period for property tax deduction. Taxpayers can still file online until Sunday – Bill Dolan – NWI.com

A state official said Friday that Lake County Auditor John Petalas cannot extend the filing period for homestead and mortgage deductions beyond the end of this year.

Jenny Banks, director of communications for the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, said Friday the auditor’s announcement Thursday of an extension to Jan. 5 was in error.

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