Indiana

Remember when you voted to write property tax limits into the state constitution? Bet you didn’t know it would leave children without a ride to school.  Read More

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County Council President Greg Kendall announced Monday night’s meeting could be considered Black Monday due to the recent revelation that the state would be withholding about $1.3 million of tax revenue from the 2015 county budget.Read More

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With Indiana’s next legislative session set to kick off in just a few short months, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce this past Wednesday laid out its legislative priority list during a luncheon at the Lerner Theater in Elkhart. Read More

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 A Washington think tank on state and local taxes is cautioning legislators against joining the rush to eliminate the business personal property tax. Read More

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The Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) has awarded Allen County the 2014 County Achievement Award for the property tax kiosk in the treasurer’s office. The kiosk is the first of its kind in the nation and was conceptualized by County Treasurer Susan Orth and her staff. The kiosk has already served taxpayers by reducing waiting times during a busy tax collection season. Read More

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A local manufacturer known for earplugs will repay $19,700 from a tax-break deal because it didn't create the number of jobs it promised in 2007, under a clawback agreement with the city of Indianapolis. Read More

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The general concept of property tax caps may sound simple: To limit the cost to property owners, property taxes can be no more than a fixed percentage of the property’s assessed value. Read More

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 Faith Church leaders are asking for a tax exemption for the Faith West property in West Lafayette. Read More

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If HPI were to eventually regain its property tax exemption, not only would it not have to pay the outstanding taxes, it would be entitled to recoup the roughly $57,000 per year it has paid since 2006. Read More

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What happens to a property tax exemption when a nonprofit sells its building to an entity that will use it for a non-exempt purpose? As of July 1, 2014, and extending through 2015, the new owner will owe property tax on the property for the next 2014-pay-2015 or 2015-pay-2016 installment, regardless of the property's exempt status at the time of acquisition. This policy reverses on January 1, 2016, and the exemption will apply to the next tax bill for assessment dates starting that year, regardless of the change in ownership. Competing legislation in Indiana's 2014 legislative session created this temporary about face. Read More

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A Plymouth packaging company will be expanding after their request for a tax abatement was approved. Read More

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Fourth District School Board member Marion Williams recently said stories regarding him owing $556,000 in delinquent property taxes stem from his opposition to the recent school closings. Read More

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An engineer will tell you unless you’re competing in the Rube Goldberg Competition, it is a good idea to avoid complexity in your design. Read More

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Ossian getting up to 100 jobs in Haven Manufacturing expansion. Read More

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Gov. Mike Pence is traveling to northern Indiana for what his office calls an economic development announcement involving hundreds of jobs. Read More

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Marion City Council members granted a 10-year tax break Tuesday for McClure Oil Corporation’s plans to revamp half a block of Ind. 9. Read More

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A group of parents and patrons of the Concord Community Schools have come together to support a ballot referendum to be decided May 6. Read More

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