Indiana

A federal district court affirmed a bankruptcy court order that Lake County, Gary and other taxing units must pay the Majestic Star Casino LLC a $7.3 million property tax refund. Read More

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Indiana’s property tax caps have proven fruitful for property owners, who would’ve paid an additional $704 million to local governments this year if it weren’t for the constitutionally-enshrined caps. Read More

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The Indiana General Assembly is generous when giving away the revenues of local governments. The latest scheme, advocated by the politicians wielding power at the state level, is to give a nice tax break to businesses at the expense of local governments. They propose to get rid of the property tax on business equipment. Read More

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In trying to make Indiana more business-friendly, Gov. Mike Pence said he would like to eliminate the personal property tax. It's a costly endeavor. Read More

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Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to eliminate the business personal property tax has received a frosty reception from the top elected officials in LaPorte County. Read More

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An independent appraiser has determined that Porter Regional Hospital, at Indiana 49 and U.S. 6 in Liberty Township, has an appraised value of $244.5 million. Read More

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Stop blaming tax caps

08 Aug 2013

In 2007, Indiana property owners united to challenge oppressive increases in property taxes. Although elected representatives still circumvent caps by increasing assessments and thinking of new taxes to impose above the caps, these law-abiding, taxpaying citizens were successful in causing state legislators to institute tax caps (now referred to as circuit breakers by those who cannot say “tax caps”). The circuit that the caps break is the continued confiscating of our hard-earned money. Read More

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The company that owns the Anderson Speedway in central Indiana is fighting county officials over its bill for more than $125,000 in overdue property taxes. Read More

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Members of the City-County Council voted not to get rid of the County property tax credit at a meeting Monday night. Read More

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Mayor Greg Ballard's attempt to raise property taxes $8 million a year by eliminating the homestead property tax credit in favor of more spending on sports facilities and public subsidies for the private development projects of his pay-to-play pals was rejected by the City-County Council tonight on a 11-18 vote. Read More

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Porter Health Systems does not believe that the appraisal method used by the Porter County Assessor’s Office to assess the new hospital is legal. Read More

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 Vanderburgh County is considering laying off employees, changing insurance programs and reorganizing offices in an effort to close a $2 million budget shortfall. Read More

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A new law changing the way commercial residential property is assessed will decrease revenue to local units of government. Read More

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The legal tussle over a property tax appraisal for Porter Regional Hospital pits the hospital officials against Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder. It shouldn't have to be that way, however. Read More

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Randolph County Council in a special session meeting Wednesday approved a preliminary economic revitalization agreement paving the way for a possible tax abatement for EDP Renewables' proposed Headwaters Wind Farm in the south central portion of the county. Read More

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Porter Health Systems, owner of the new hospital at Indiana 49 and U.S. 6, has agreed to most of the terms that the Porter County Assessor’s office had requested regarding the appraisal of the new hosptial. Read More

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  • A request from CyberMetrix to expand and refurbish a building on South Mapleton Street that will be used for a large test cell for testing engines in extreme environments. The company plans to retain 38 jobs and add 20 new jobs by 2016. Read More
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Every year, the City Council gets a list of the 200 or so property tax breaks it has granted in return for big investments and job creation and every year there are some firms that didn't live up to their promises. Read More

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Terre Haute officials are borrowing millions to meet daily expenses and avoid massive layoffs as the city struggles with a general fund cash balance that is one of the lowest in the state. Read More

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