In updated COVID-19 FAQ, Indiana Department of Local Government Finance clarifies application of interest to late property tax payments; No change (yet) to 2020 assessment notice & appeal deadlines; Abatement compliance extended; Waiver of penalties on special assessments and fees

In updated COVID-19 FAQ, Indiana Department of Local Government Finance clarifies application of interest to late property tax payments; No change (yet) to 2020 assessment notice & appeal deadlines; Abatement compliance extended; Waiver of penalties on special assessments and fees

On April 24th, the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance updated its FAQ covering topics related to "COVID-19 & Executive Orders," as those orders relate to property tax assessments, collections and payments. Interest On Late Payments Section 12 addresses the application of interest to Spring 2020 … [Read more...]

Indiana Department of Local Government Finance issues FAQ regarding personal property tax filings, waiver of penalties, 2020 assessments, and other property tax matters in response to COVID-19

Indiana Department of Local Government Finance issues FAQ regarding personal property tax filings, waiver of penalties, 2020 assessments, and other property tax matters in response to COVID-19

As posted earlier, on March 19, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05. Section 6(B) of the Order states: Property taxes remain due on May 11, 2020, however counties are to waive penalties on payments made after May 11, 2020, for a period of 60 days. This waiver does not apply to tax … [Read more...]

Indiana Board of Tax Review:  Solar Electric Generating Facilities Should be Assessed as Utilities for Property Tax Purposes

Indiana Board of Tax Review: Solar Electric Generating Facilities Should be Assessed as Utilities for Property Tax Purposes

On February 14, 2015, the Indiana Board of Tax Review in eight appeals by the owners of four solar electric generating facilities ruled for the 2013 and 2014 tax years that the solar companies should be centrally assessed by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance as utilities.  The solar companies sold … [Read more...]

Deregulate Local Government for Economic Growth:  Streamlining Local Option Income Taxes and Other Reforms Can Unleash Indiana’s Cities and Towns

Deregulate Local Government for Economic Growth: Streamlining Local Option Income Taxes and Other Reforms Can Unleash Indiana’s Cities and Towns

Indiana’s leaders have worked diligently over the past ten years to improve the climate for business.  Taxes have been capped, cut, and eliminated.  Out of date laws have been repealed or reformed, and new regulations have been stopped.  This pruning, along with smart investments and other reforms, has yielded … [Read more...]

Indiana Tax Court denies budget and tax levy appeals; two local units gave improper notices, one erroneously argued that poor planning was correctable error

Indiana Tax Court denies budget and tax levy appeals; two local units gave improper notices, one erroneously argued that poor planning was correctable error

The Indiana Tax Court has issued three decisions in the first half of 2014 relating to appeals of final determinations by the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) regarding budgets and tax levies for local taxing units.  In the first two cases, the local units failed to provide proper hearing notices, … [Read more...]