Articles tagged with: Lake County

Lake County tax case dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction – Olivia Covington – Indiana

A northern Indiana trial court must dismiss a case it originally transferred to the Indiana Tax Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday after finding insufficient evidence to prove the tax court’s jurisdiction.

After the Department of Local Government Finance issued its first “weighed average” township assistance property tax rate in 2015, the town of Griffith sought to transfer out of Calumet Township under Indiana Code section 36-1-1.5-2. That section, enacted in 2013, allows “eligible municipalities” to transfer to an adjacent township if their original township has a township assistance property tax rate that is 12 times higher than the statewide average.

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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 –

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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Lake County Appeal Deadline – Monday November 30th

Lake County’s assessment appeal deadline is coming up on Monday November 30th for all parcels that received a Notice of Assessment Change for 2015 in October.  If you are one of these taxpayers, you need to act now in order to preserve your ability to appeal the 2015 value.

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D & L Wood granted abatements by Crown Point – NWI Times – Phil Wieland

CROWN POINT | D & L Wood Products received approval for two tax abatements from the City Council last week to expand its business.

The company bought the former Babe Ruth fields on Indiana Avenue from the city earlier this year and plans to build a 25,000-square-foot office and warehouse building on a portion of it. The project is valued at almost $2 million, and the company plans to bring in about $250,000 in new equipment, including a $200,000 computerized inventory management system.

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