Indiana Board of Tax Review may not “ride in on a white horse to save the day” for Assessor who failed to prove his case

Indiana Board of Tax Review may not “ride in on a white horse to save the day” for Assessor who failed to prove his case

Name: CVS Corporation #2519-01 v. Lake County Assessor and CVS Corporation #0434-01 v. Lake County Assessor Date Issued: May 22, 2020 Property Type: Retail pharmacy Assessment Years: 2007 – 2014, 2012 – 2016 Synopsis: In Indiana property tax appeals, taxpayers and assessors alike are responsible for … [Read more...]

Hospitals, Hotels and Abatements — Indiana Tax Court tackles Property Tax Caps

Hospitals, Hotels and Abatements — Indiana Tax Court tackles Property Tax Caps

In two recent opinions and one from last spring, the Indiana Tax Court considered whether property taxes for hospitals and hotels should be calculated using the 2% or 3% tax caps.  In both opinions, the Court held that use of the 3% was appropriate under the plain language of the tax cap provisions.  In the third … [Read more...]

Indiana Tax Court affirms Voluntary Dismissals of Property Tax Appeals, where Assessor had not incurrred a “Substantial Expense”

Indiana Tax Court affirms Voluntary Dismissals of Property Tax Appeals, where Assessor had not incurrred a “Substantial Expense”

Assessor had spent little time with limited discovery prosecuting case Name: Marion County Assessor v. Stutz Business Center, LLC Date Issued: August 30, 2019 Property Type: Vacant land Assessment Years: 2012-2014 Point of Interest: Assessor challenged the Indiana Board’s granting of Taxpayer’s … [Read more...]

Indiana Tax Court “cannot ignore the parties’ and the Indiana Board’s misapprehension of the law” – applies 1% tax cap to residence that was eligible for (but not entitled) to homestead standard deduction.

Indiana Tax Court “cannot ignore the parties’ and the Indiana Board’s misapprehension of the law” – applies 1% tax cap to residence that was eligible for (but not entitled) to homestead standard deduction.

Name: Purdom v. Knox County Assessor, Knox County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, and Indiana Board of Tax Review Date Issued: Feb. 11, 2020 Property Type: Single-family residence Assessment Date: March 1, 2013 Owner was denied the homestead standard deduction for 2013 for a home that she … [Read more...]

Declining to reweigh the evidence, Indiana Tax Court affirms assessments of CVS store based on cost approach

Declining to reweigh the evidence, Indiana Tax Court affirms assessments of CVS store based on cost approach

Name: CVS Corporation v. Elkhart County Assessor Date Issued: December 9, 2019 Property Type: Retail pharmacy Assessment Years: 2012 - 2015 Point of Interest: Indiana Tax Court would not reweigh the record evidence, which supported the Indiana Board of Tax Review’s conclusion of value based solely on … [Read more...]

Indiana Tax Court affirms assessment of vacant lot based on appraisal and testimony of the appraiser

Indiana Tax Court affirms assessment of vacant lot based on appraisal and testimony of the appraiser

  Name:  Sheerin v. LaPorte County Assessor Date Issued:  December 11, 2019 Property Type:   Vacant lot Assessment Year:  2015 Point of Interest:  Appraisal offered by Assessor had minor flaws but sufficiently established a prima facie case supporting the assessed value of a vacant lot. … [Read more...]