Campground owned by For-Profit LLC and used by Boy Scouts of America qualified for a 100% Indiana Property Tax Exemption

Campground owned by For-Profit LLC and used by Boy Scouts of America qualified for a 100% Indiana Property Tax Exemption

A taxpayer does not have to be a non-profit corporation for its property to qualify for Indiana’s charitable purposes exemption.  The Indiana Board of Tax Review confirmed this in a final determination issued on November 9, 2021, in Wildwood Forest, LLC v. Vigo County Assessor.  In this case, the County Board … [Read more...]

No Indiana property tax exemption for land encumbered by flowage easement

No Indiana property tax exemption for land encumbered by flowage easement

On June 29th, the Indiana Tax Court affirmed the Indiana Board of Tax Review’s ruling that land encumbered by a flowage easement did not qualify for a property tax exemption.  In Hatke v. Parke County Assessor, taxpayers owned a home on .66 acres of lakefront land in Rockville, Indiana.  More than half the acreage … [Read more...]

Will COVID-19 Impact Your Eligibility for an Indiana Property Tax Exemption?

Will COVID-19 Impact Your Eligibility for an Indiana Property Tax Exemption?

Indiana property tax exemption applications must be filed on or before April 1, 2021. To grant an exemption, a county’s property tax assessment board of appeals will look at both the physical status and use of a property as of January 1, 2021 — and will consider its use during the prior calendar year. Many Indiana … [Read more...]

Indiana Governor Orders Extension of Property Tax Exemption filing deadline from April 1st to June 30th

Indiana Governor Orders Extension of Property Tax Exemption filing deadline from April 1st to June 30th

Indiana's real and personal property tax exemption petitions (Form 136) are normally due on or before April 1st annually.  On March 26, 2020, Indiana Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-12, extending the deadline to file to June 30, 2020.  The text can be found in Section 5(B) and reads: B.  Suspension of … [Read more...]

Indiana Military Museum loses the Educational Purpose Exemption Battle but wins a 75% Charitable Purpose Exemption

Indiana Military Museum loses the Educational Purpose Exemption Battle but wins a 75% Charitable Purpose Exemption

Name: McClain Museum, Inc. v. Madison County Assessor Date Issued: November 7, 2019 Property Type: Museum Assessment Year: 2014 Point of Interest: Tax Court affirms denial of educational exemption for military history museum, but it reversed the Indiana Board of Tax Review and applied a 75% exemption … [Read more...]

Indiana Board of Tax Review may not ignore Taxpayer’s legal arguments; Totality of Evidence supported 100% charitable purpose exemption for apartment complex

Indiana Board of Tax Review may not ignore Taxpayer’s legal arguments; Totality of Evidence supported 100% charitable purpose exemption for apartment complex

Name: Hebron-Vision, LLC v. Porter County Assessor Date Issued: October 28, 2019 Property Type: 80-unit apartment complex Assessment Years: 2012-2015 Point of Interest: Reversing the Indiana Board of Tax Review, the Tax Court held that, based on a reasonable review of the totality of record evidence, … [Read more...]