Indiana

 Indiana's farmland owners will pay higher property taxes in 2014 on the heels of an increase in the base rate for assessed land value, Purdue University Extension agricultural economist Larry DeBoer says. Read More

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Hoosier farmers are halfway to blocking a property-tax change they say would cost them millions of dollars. Along with the estimated market value of their land, farmers are taxed based on the productivity of their soil. Read More

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Indiana’s farmland owners will pay higher property taxes in 2014 on the heels of an increase in the base rate for assessed land value, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Larry DeBoer says. The base rate, which is the starting point for calculating taxes on farmland, jumped from $1,630 per acre in 2012 to $1,760 for 2013. Taxes assessed on this year’s base rate will be paid in 2014. The base rate has exactly doubled in just seven years, from $880 per acre in 2007. Read More

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For Posey County, Senate Bill 275 would create more desk time for its treasurer’s office. Read More

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A bill that would prevent farm real estate taxes from rising by as much as 26 percent in the next year has cleared the Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee. Read More

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Among the dozens of local political offices to which we elect citizens to serve us — I can count off the top of my head dozens, even scores of such positions — only a few require actual qualifications. More’s the pity. Read More

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A local family recently got a notice from Lake County tax officials that sounds like a dream come true. Read More

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 If State Sen. Jim Buck has his way, personal property taxes will be a thing of the past. That may sound good, but the bill he has proposed in this session of the Indiana legislature could have far-reaching and detrimental effects for taxpayers and local units of government alike. Read More

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The huge backlog of appeals from Marion County homeowners challenging their property tax bills is about to get even bigger. Read More

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For the third time in two years Howard County has prevailed with the Indiana Board of Tax Review after local businesses claimed they should be considered exempt from paying property taxes. Read More

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Legislators are wrestling with ways to slash another property tax without busting local-government budgets. Read More

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Give them a break

04 Jan 2013

Whatever it’s called, northeast Indiana municipal and county governments rely on this economic-development tool to attract new businesses and support local companies when they expand. Read More
 

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The city of Richmond, Ind., has granted the plastics recycler Perpetual Recycling Solutions an 85 percent tax abatement for 10 years for a new facility it opened there.The company says it is planning on a total investment of $4.65 million on the real estate and more than $30 million in total on the facility, including equipment. Read More

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Railroad locomotive maker Progress Rail Services wants the assessed value of its Muncie manufacturing property slashed dramatically, which would result in a big property

 Tipton is hoping Chrysler comes back to town. Read more

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 Efforts to add nearly 400 jobs in Elkhart County are moving forward. The county council has given final approval to a tax abatement request from Fortress Technologies LLC, which is planning to hire more than 260 workers over the next seven years in Middlebury. Read more

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  MonoSol is planning a more than $34 million expansion in La Porte and the city government is trying to help it grow its operations. Read more

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 Richmond Common Council on Monday night approved by a 7-2 vote an 85 percent tax abatement for 10 years for Perpetual Recycling Solutions, the new plastics recycling plant that has begun operation on the city’s northwest side. Read more

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 The Town Council gave a growing Merrillville business a tax incentive on Tuesday to keep it in town. Read more

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 An eastern Indiana county is dealing with a backlog of tax appeals as hundreds of property owners challenge increases in their assessments. Read more

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