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Why are my taxes so high?
Your tax bill results from the interaction of your property's value and the local tax rate.
Why is it that my neighbor's taxes appear to be lower than the taxes on my property?
Your neighbor may be receiving deductions that you may not be eligible for or have not had applied to your home due to various reasons.
I removed a structure from my property, how do I get it off the tax roll?
You must file a Form 135 – Affidavit of Destroyed or Removed Property in the County Assessor’s Office.
What sales information was used to develop trending factor?
The trending factor is developed through an annual process called the ratio study, and includes all of the sales information collected to determine the trending factor.
If property values are decreasing then why are my assessed values rising?
Assessed values are established as of January 1 of the tax year, so for taxes payable in 2018 the valuation date is January 1, 2017.
What is reassessment?
In Indiana, reassessment is the periodic re-inspection of real property to check for errors, pick up new construction and improvements, and to clean up the county's data.
What is trending?
Trending is the annual process of valuing real property.
Why must I file?
An exemption is a privilege which may be waived if an application for exemption is not timely filed.
When must I file?
The exemption application must be filed before April 1 of the assessment year in which the owner/applicant wishes to have the exemption granted.
When are Applications No Longer Required?
An application for exemption is no longer required every two years if the exempt property is tangible property owned, occupied, and used by a person for educational, literary, scientific, religious, or charitable purposes as described in IC 6-1.1-10.
What happens if there is a change in property ownership or use?
An exemption on a property is still valid after a change in ownership if the property continues to meet the requirements for an exemption under IC 6-1.1-10 or IC 6-1.1-10-21.
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