Deduction filing deadline nears for property owners

Deduction applications must be completed and dated by December 31, 2009, and filed with the county auditor on or before January 5, 2010 for the taxpayer to receive the eligible deductions on 2010 property tax bills.

Deduction applications are available at the county auditor’s office or may be downloaded from the Department of Local Government Finance website at

In addition to meeting all other eligibility requirements for the desired deductions, the applicant for the deduction must own or be buying the property under contract on the date the application is filed in order to receive the deduction.

Persons filing for deductions on annually assessed mobile homes still are required to apply for the deduction during the 12 months before March 31 of each year.

For more information, please visit the Department of Local Government Finance’s Property Tax Deductions website at

Specific questions about property tax deduction eligibility should be directed to the county auditor. The auditor’s office is located in the Whitley County Government Center, 220 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 207. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or  call 248-3100.

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