Indiana property owners deduction filing nears

“With the holiday season and winter weather approaching, property owners should file deduction applications as soon as they are able,” said Auditor Linda Gerig. “We don’t want anyone to miss out on a deduction because they missed the application deadline.”

Deduction applications must be completed and dated by December 31, 2010 and filed with the county auditor on or before January 5, 2011 for the taxpayer to receive the eligible deductions on 2011 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 www.in.gov/dlgf/2344.htm.

In addition to meeting all other eligibility requirements for the desired deduction (s), 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, www.in.gov/dlgf/2344.htm.

Specific questions about property tax deduction eligibility should be directed to the county auditor at (260) 248-3100.

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