INDIANAPOLIS – Cities and towns in the state wouldn’t be allowed to ban short-term rentals found on websites like Airbnb under a bill heard by state lawmakers Tuesday.
Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, said he is trying to find the balance between protecting home rule and the rights of Hoosiers to use their property as they see fit.
I had the opportunity to speak to a meeting of the International Association of Assessing Officers in Indianapolis last fall. That’s a group that does education and research about property tax assessment, and they’re a big help to assessing officials around the world. Mostly, I talked about farmland assessment in Indiana, but I mentioned some of our other property tax policies, too.
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Since the property tax caps were enacted in 2008, Indiana has used what it calls “circuit breakers” to track the difference in what would’ve been
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Two new reports have found property tax caps have kept more money in taxpayers’ pockets, but they’ve also forced local governments to generate revenue through new fees.
According to the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, property tax caps have cost local governments more than $760 million in potential revenue since they were implemented in 2009.
Kevin Underwood is a second-generation West Lafayette farmer. He can’t afford to replace his tractors for two reasons. There has been too much rain, and he’s under a property tax structure that charges him based on what he pulled out of the ground three years ago.
INDIANAPOLIS — Reports that say Indiana’s aging industrial cities are hit hard by a state-imposed limit on local property taxes don’t surprise Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott.
He sees the impact every time a snowstorm hits his city in the Chicago snow belt.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Farm Bureau delegates called for property tax relief and higher gas taxes during an annual delegate session Aug. 29.
More than 260 people from across the state met to discuss policies that will guide the organization through 2016. It’s the most important meeting of the year, said Don Villwock, president of Indiana Farm Bureau.
St. Joseph County officials will soon decide whether they think state-mandated caps on property tax growth over the past decade have gone too far. Read More…