Indiana Governor Further Extends Stay At Home Order to May 1st:  Advises that Legal and Real Estate / Appraisal / Title Services should continue to be conducted virtually

Indiana Governor Further Extends Stay At Home Order to May 1st: Advises that Legal and Real Estate / Appraisal / Title Services should continue to be conducted virtually

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has extended the State's Stay at Home Order in Executive Order 20-22 until May 1, 2020. In the Order, the Governor states that "professional services" -- which include "legal services, accounting services, insurance services, and real estate services (including appraisal and title … [Read more...]

In further response to COVID-19, Indiana Governor Orders Waiver of Miscellaneous Assessments and Fees on Property Tax Bills

In further response to COVID-19, Indiana Governor Orders Waiver of Miscellaneous Assessments and Fees on Property Tax Bills

On April 15, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-21 addressing, among other things, "Miscellaneous Assessments & Fees on Property Tax Bills."  Section 4 of the Order states: For the period beginning on May 12, 2020, and lasting for 60 days, counties are to waive penalties on special … [Read more...]

Relief Available for Indiana Property Taxpayers During COVID-19

Relief Available for Indiana Property Taxpayers During COVID-19

With millions of businesses closing or shuttering for months — hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, commercial offices and retail businesses, to name just a few — COVID-19 (commonly known as the coronavirus) is wreaking havoc in ways that will have lasting effects on our economies and communities. One area almost … [Read more...]

Additional Guidance on Penalties for Indiana Property Tax Payments due May 11th and Personal Property Tax Returns Due May 15th

Additional Guidance on Penalties for Indiana Property Tax Payments due May 11th and Personal Property Tax Returns Due May 15th

Property Taxes Must be Paid on or before July 10th to avoid penalties.  On March 20th I discussed the Indiana Governor's Executive Order No. 20-05, which calls for property payments (for the January 1, 2019 assessment date and payable in 2020) to still be paid on or by May 11th but waiving penalties on payments … [Read more...]

Indiana Governor:  Property tax payments still due May 11th, but penalties waived for 60 days

Indiana Governor: Property tax payments still due May 11th, but penalties waived for 60 days

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 payments which have … [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...]