Texas Supreme Court upholds property tax exemption for Student Housing Authority’s dormitory used by summer campers

Texas Supreme Court upholds property tax exemption for Student Housing Authority’s dormitory used by summer campers

On April 24, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court in Texas Student Housing Authority v. Brazos County Appraisal District and Appraisal Review Board for Brazos County Appraisal District rejected a county appraisal district's argument that dormitory-like property owned by the Texas Student Housing Authority (TSHA) lost its … [Read more...]

Indiana Tax Court upholds property tax exemption for early learning center

Indiana Tax Court upholds property tax exemption for early learning center

On April 1, 2015, the Indiana Tax Court in Johnson County PTABOA and Assessor v. KC Propco LLC d/b/a Kindercare Learning Center affirmed the grant of a 100% real property tax educational purpose exemption for property used as an early learning center as of the March 1, 2009 assessment date.  KC Propco was the real … [Read more...]

Can an Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Building Qualify for a Property Tax Exemption?  Not Without Evidence of Predominate Use for an Exempt Purpose.

Can an Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Building Qualify for a Property Tax Exemption? Not Without Evidence of Predominate Use for an Exempt Purpose.

In Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce v. Porter County Assessor, Pet. No. 64-016-10-2-8-00001 (January 2, 2015), the Indiana Board of Tax Review confirmed the denial of a property tax exemption where the taxpayer failed to prove it owned, occupied and used the property for an exempt purpose. The Greater … [Read more...]

Indiana Tax Court rejects property tax exemption for Homeowners’ Association that failed to show it was organized to retain and preserve lake property

Indiana Tax Court rejects property tax exemption for Homeowners’ Association that failed to show it was organized to retain and preserve lake property

A Hoosier Homeowners’ Association was denied a property tax exemption because it failed to show that it was established for the purpose of retaining and preserving its land and water for their natural characteristics.  The Association in Marineland Gardens Community Association v. Kosciusko County Assessor (Feb. … [Read more...]

Indiana property tax exemptions: Church permitted to file letter in lieu of application; Trade Association failed to prove split between exempt educational and non-exempt use; conservation group’s 300+ acres of woodlands, lakes and tillable land exempt

Indiana property tax exemptions: Church permitted to file letter in lieu of application; Trade Association failed to prove split between exempt educational and non-exempt use; conservation group’s 300+ acres of woodlands, lakes and tillable land exempt

  Church properly used letter of notification (and not official application) to claim exemption; previously granted exemption rolled forward.   The Indiana Board of Tax Review applied a 100% property tax exemption to a church in Trinity Springs Baptist Church v. Martin County Assessor, Pet. No. … [Read more...]

Indiana property tax rulings:  charitable purpose exemption for rented home and duplex; taxpayers prevail with USPAP appraisal, lose with “hodgepodge” of questionable valuation methods

Indiana property tax rulings: charitable purpose exemption for rented home and duplex; taxpayers prevail with USPAP appraisal, lose with “hodgepodge” of questionable valuation methods

The following summaries of final determinations by the Indiana Board of Tax Review from the first half of 2014 were prepared by Noeli E. Serna, a 2014 summer associate at Faegre Baker Daniels who will be entering her second year of law school at Northwestern University School of Law this fall. Indiana Board … [Read more...]