NEW CASTLE — The Henry County treasurer recently warned taxpayers that Indiana Code 6-8.1-9.5, passed in 2017, allows counties to collect outstanding debts owed to local units of government by intercepting personal state income tax.
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.
CVS might need some Tylenol to soothe its property tax headache in Bloomington, Ind. where the Indiana Tax Court won’t prescribe a discount the retailer sought for a pharmacy’s valuation.
In April, the Indiana Supreme Court handed Kohl’s Corp. a victory when it agreed not to review a lowered property assessment that was awarded to one of Kohl’s stores because of the growing vacancy and dropping values of other shopping centers in its area.
If you think your business is overpaying property taxes, give us a call to find out. 219-472-8682.
ST. JOHN TOWNSHIP — Large increases in home values has many St. John Township residents up in arms and trekking to the township assessor’s office to file an appeal.
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A Hendricks County lodge that hosts both charitable and social events cannot qualify for tax exempt status because the organization that owns the lodge failed to prove it is a fraternal association or that the use of the lodge is for predominantly charitable purposes, the Indiana Tax Court has ruled.
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.
Dark stores are closed and vacant commercial buildings. Big-box retailers have argued that dark stores can be considered when valuing their property. Assessors and appraisers have argued that dark stores are not comparable to open and operating stores, and shouldn’t be used for property tax valuation. In this article, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.’s Judy Engel and Lynn Linné discuss the dark stores theory and why using vacant stores in property valuation is an acceptable appraisal practice.
MISHAWAKA — St. Joseph County will refund more than $500,000 in property taxes collected from Meijer after agreeing that assessments of the chain’s Bremen Highway store here should have been lower from 2006 through 2011.