Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1608

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 6-1.1; IC 6-8.1-1-1.

Synopsis: Property tax deferral. Allows the deferral of any part of the property taxes that: (1) exceed a minimum required payment; and (2) are imposed on a homestead that is the principal place of residence of an individual who is at least 65 years of age, blind, or disabled (or the individual's surviving spouse) and who would otherwise qualify for a homestead credit. Makes an appropriation.

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2005.





Noe, Murphy, Woodruff, Grubb




    January 19, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.







Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1608



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation and to make an appropriation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-5-7; (05)IN1608.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 6-1.1-5-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 7. (a) A person to whom the title to real property has passed, either under the laws of descent of this state or by virtue of the last will of a decedent, may procure a transfer of the real property on the tax duplicate on which the real property is assessed and taxed. In order to procure the transfer, the person must prepare an affidavit and, except as provided in section 9 of this chapter, file it with the auditor of the county in which the real property is situated. The affidavit shall contain the following information:
        (1) The decedent's date of death.
        (2) Whether the decedent died testate or intestate. and
        (3) The affiant's interest in the real property.
        (4) If the real property is residential property, the amount of any taxes that have been deferred under IC 6-1.1-45.

In addition, if the decedent died testate, the affiant must attach a certified copy of the decedent's will to the affidavit. However, if the

will has been probated or recorded in the county in which the real property is located, the affiant, in lieu of attaching a certified copy of the will, shall state that fact in the affidavit and indicate the volume and page of the record where the will may be found.
    (b) Except as provided in section 9 of this chapter, the county auditor shall enter a transfer of the real property in the proper transfer book after the affidavit is filed with his the county auditor's office.
    (c) No transfer made under this section has the effect of conferring title upon the person procuring the transfer.
     (d) Before the county auditor may transfer real property described in subsection (a) on the last assessment list or apportion the assessed value of the real property among the owners, the owner must pay or otherwise satisfy all taxes on the parcels being transferred that have become due under IC 6-1.1-45 as a result of the death of the person by paying the property tax to the county treasurer of the county in which the real property is located.
    (e) If a county auditor transfers real property in the proper transfer book in violation of subsection (d):
        (1) a lien for and the duty to pay property taxes that are due and owing are not released or otherwise extinguished; and
        (2) property taxes that are due and owing on the affected parcel of property may be collected as if the county auditor had not transferred the property in the proper transfer book in violation of subsection (d).

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-5.5-5; (05)IN1608.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 6-1.1-5.5-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5. The department of local government finance shall prescribe a sales disclosure form for use under this chapter. The form prescribed by the department of local government finance must include at least the following information:
        (1) The key number of the parcel (as defined in IC 6-1.1-1-8.5).
        (2) Whether the entire parcel is being conveyed.
        (3) The address of the property.
        (4) The date of the execution of the form.
        (5) The date the property was transferred.
        (6) Whether the transfer includes an interest in land or improvements, or both.
        (7) Whether the transfer includes personal property.
        (8) An estimate of any personal property included in the transfer.
        (9) The name and address of each transferor and transferee.
        (10) The mailing address to which the property tax bills or other official correspondence should be sent.
        (11) The ownership interest transferred.
        (12) The classification of the property (as residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, vacant land, or other).
        (13) The total price actually paid or required to be paid in exchange for the conveyance, whether in terms of money, property, a service, an agreement, or other consideration, but excluding tax payments and payments for legal and other services that are incidental to the conveyance.
        (14) The terms of seller provided financing, such as interest rate, points, type of loan, amount of loan, and amortization period, and whether the borrower is personally liable for repayment of the loan.
        (15) Any family or business relationship existing between the transferor and the transferee.
         (16) If the transferred property is residential property, the amount of any taxes deferred under IC 6-1.1-45 and interest due on the deferred taxes.
        (16) (17) Other information as required by the department of local government finance to carry out this chapter.
If a form under this section includes the telephone number or the Social Security number of a party, the telephone number or the Social Security number is confidential.
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-22-5; (05)IN1608.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 6-1.1-22-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5. On or before March 15 of each year, the county auditor shall prepare and deliver to the auditor of state and the county treasurer a certified copy of an abstract of the property, assessments, taxes, deductions, and exemptions for taxes payable in that year in each taxing district of the county. The county auditor shall prepare the abstract in such a manner that the information concerning property tax deductions reflects the total amount of each type of deduction. The abstract shall also contain a statement of the taxes and penalties unpaid in each taxing unit and the amount of taxes deferred under IC 6-1.1-45 at the time of the last settlement between the county auditor and county treasurer and the status of these delinquencies and deferred taxes. The county auditor shall prepare the abstract on the form prescribed by the state board of accounts. The offices of the auditor of state, county auditor, and county treasurer shall each keep a copy of the abstract in his office as a public record.
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-22-6; (05)IN1608.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 6-1.1-22-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 6. The county treasurer shall keep a register of taxes and special assessments in the manner and on the form prescribed by the state board of accounts. He

The county treasurer shall enter:
         (1) each payment of the taxes and special assessments in the register on the day the payment is received; and
         (2) each deferral of the payment of property taxes in the register on the day the taxes would otherwise be due if the taxes had not been deferred under IC 6-1.1-45.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-22-8; (05)IN1608.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 6-1.1-22-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 8. (a) The county treasurer shall either:
        (1) mail to the last known address of each person liable for any property taxes or special assessment, as shown on the tax duplicate or special assessment records, or to the last known address of the most recent owner shown in the transfer book a statement of current and delinquent taxes and special assessments; or
        (2) transmit by written, electronic, or other means to a mortgagee maintaining an escrow account for a person who is liable for any property taxes or special assessments, as shown on the tax duplicate or special assessment records a statement of current and delinquent taxes and special assessments.
    (b) The county treasurer may include the following in the statement:
        (1) An itemized listing for each property tax levy, including:
            (A) the amount of the tax rate;
            (B) the entity levying the tax owed; and
            (C) the dollar amount of the tax owed.
        (2) Information designed to inform the taxpayer or mortgagee clearly and accurately of the manner in which the taxes billed in the tax statement are to be used.
A form used and the method by which the statement and information, if any, are transmitted must be approved by the state board of accounts. The county treasurer may mail or transmit the statement and information, if any, one (1) time each year at least fifteen (15) days before the date on which the first or only installment is due. Whenever a person's tax liability for a year is due in one (1) installment under IC 6-1.1-7-7 or section 9 of this chapter, a statement that is mailed must include the date on which the installment is due and denote the amount of money to be paid for the installment. Whenever a person's tax liability is due in two (2) installments, a statement that is mailed must contain the dates on which the first and second installments are due and denote the amount of money to be paid for each installment.
    (c) All payments of property taxes and special assessments shall be made to the county treasurer. The county treasurer, when authorized by

the board of county commissioners, may open temporary offices for the collection of taxes in cities and towns in the county other than the county seat.
    (d) Before July 1, 2004, the department of local government finance shall designate five (5) counties to participate in a pilot program to implement the requirements of subsection (e). The department shall immediately notify the county treasurer, county auditor, and county assessor in writing of the designation under this subsection. The legislative body of a county not designated for participation in the pilot program may adopt an ordinance to implement the requirements of subsection (e). The legislative body shall submit a copy of the ordinance to the department of local government finance, which shall monitor the county's implementation of the requirements of subsection (e) as if the county were a participant in the pilot program. The requirements of subsection (e) apply:
        (1) only in:
            (A) a county designated to participate in a pilot program under this subsection, for property taxes first due and payable after December 31, 2004, and before January 1, 2008; or
            (B) a county adopting an ordinance under this subsection, for property taxes first due and payable after December 31, 2003, or December 31, 2004 (as determined in the ordinance), and before January 1, 2008; and
        (2) in all counties for taxes first due and payable after December 31, 2007.
    (e) Subject to subsection (d), regardless of whether a county treasurer transmits a statement of current and delinquent taxes and special assessments to a person liable for the taxes under subsection (a)(1) or to a mortgagee under subsection (a)(2), the county treasurer shall mail the following information to the last known address of each person liable for the property taxes or special assessments or to the last known address of the most recent owner shown in the transfer book. The county treasurer shall mail the information not later than the date the county treasurer transmits a statement for the property under subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2). The county treasurer, county auditor, and county assessor shall cooperate to generate the information to be included on the form. The information that must be provided is the following:
        (1) A breakdown showing the total property tax and special assessment liability and the amount of the taxpayer's liability that will be distributed to each taxing unit in the county.
        (2) A comparison showing any change in the assessed valuation

for the property as compared to the previous year.
        (3) A comparison showing any change in the property tax and special assessment liability for the property as compared to the previous year. The information required under this subdivision must identify:
            (A) the amount of the taxpayer's liability distributable to each taxing unit in which the property is located in the current year and in the previous year; and
            (B) the percentage change, if any, in the amount of the taxpayer's liability distributable to each taxing unit in which the property is located from the previous year to the current year.
        (4) An explanation of the following:
            (A) The homestead credit and all property tax deductions.
            (B) The procedure and deadline for filing for the homestead credit and each deduction.
            (C) The procedure that a taxpayer must follow to:
                (i) appeal a current assessment; or
                (ii) petition for the correction of an error related to the taxpayer's property tax and special assessment liability.
            (D) The forms that must be filed for an appeal or petition described in clause (C).
        The department of local government finance shall provide the explanation required by this subdivision to each county treasurer.
        (5) A checklist that shows:
            (A) the homestead credit and all property tax deductions; and
            (B) whether the homestead credit and each property tax deduction applies in the current statement for the property transmitted under subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2).
    (f) The information required to be mailed under subsection (e) must be simply and clearly presented and understandable to the average individual.
    (g) A county that incurs:
        (1) initial computer programming costs directly related to implementation of the requirements of subsection (e); or
        (2) printing costs directly related to mailing information under subsection (e);
shall submit an itemized statement of the costs to the department of local government finance for reimbursement from the state. The treasurer of state shall pay a claim approved by the department of local government finance and submitted under this section on a warrant of the auditor of state. However, the treasurer of state may not pay any

additional claims under this subsection after the total amount of claims paid reaches fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
     (h) The county treasurer shall include the following in a statement concerning residential real property (other than property known by the county treasurer to be rental property) that is distributed under subsection (a) after May 15, 2005:
        (1) A brief description of the availability of the property tax deferral program under IC 6-1.1-45.
        (2) If the property has been approved for the deferral of property taxes:
            (A) the minimum required payment that must be made on each installment due date to maintain eligibility for the deferral of property taxes under IC 6-1.1-45;
            (B) a separate statement of the amount of property taxes that would otherwise be due and payable by each installment date that may be deferred under IC 6-1.1-45;
            (C) the control number assigned under IC 6-1.1-45 to the application for deferral that is in effect;
            (D) the cumulative total of the property taxes deferred under IC 6-1.1-45 in the current year and all prior years, if the amount is greater than zero dollars ($0); and
            (E) the cumulative total of interest accruing on property taxes deferred under IC 6-1.1-45, if the amount is greater than zero dollars ($0).
The information provided under this subsection must be in the form prescribed by the department of local government finance.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-22-9; (05)IN1608.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 6-1.1-22-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 9. (a) Except as provided in IC 6-1.1-7-7, IC 6-1.1-45, section 9.5 of this chapter, and subsection (b), the property taxes assessed for a year under this article are due in two (2) equal installments on May 10 and November 10 of the following year.
    (b) A county council may adopt an ordinance to require a person to pay the person's property tax liability in one (1) installment, if the tax liability for a particular year is less than twenty-five dollars ($25). If the county council has adopted such an ordinance, then whenever a tax statement mailed under section 8 of this chapter shows that the person's property tax liability for a year is less than twenty-five dollars ($25) for the property covered by that statement, the tax liability for that year is due in one (1) installment on May 10 of that year.
    (c) If property taxes are not paid on or before the due date, the penalties prescribed in IC 6-1.1-37-10 shall be added to the delinquent

taxes.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other law, a property tax liability of less than five dollars ($5) is increased to five dollars ($5). The difference between the actual liability and the five dollar ($5) amount that appears on the statement is a statement processing charge. The statement processing charge is considered a part of the tax liability.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-22-10; (05)IN1608.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 6-1.1-22-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 10. (a) A person who is liable for property taxes under IC 6-1.1-2-4, including property taxes deferred under IC 6-1.1-45 after the deferred taxes become due, is personally liable for the taxes and all penalties, cost, and collection expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, resulting from late payment of the taxes.
    (b) A person's liability under this section may be enforced by any legal remedy, including a civil lawsuit instituted by a county treasurer or a county executive to collect delinquent taxes. One (1) action may be initiated to collect all taxes, penalties, cost, and collection expenses levied against a person in the same county for one (1) or more years. However, an action may not be initiated to enforce the collection of taxes after ten (10) years from the first Monday in May of the year in which the taxes first became due. An action initiated within the ten (10) year period may be prosecuted to termination.
     (c) In addition to any other method of collection authorized under this article, the department of state revenue may collect:
        (1) property taxes deferred under IC 6-1.1-45, after the deferred taxes become due; and
        (2) all interest, penalties, costs, and collection expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs accruing under this article, after the deferred taxes become due under IC 6-1.1-45;
as a listed tax.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-22-13; (05)IN1608.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 6-1.1-22-13 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 13. (a) The state acquires a lien on each tract of real property for all property taxes levied against the tract, including the land under an improvement or appurtenance described in IC 6-1.1-2-4(b), and all subsequent penalties and cost resulting from the taxes. This lien attaches on the assessment date of the year for which the taxes are assessed. The lien is not affected by any sale or transfer of the tract, including the land under an improvement or appurtenance described in IC 6-1.1-2-4(b), including the sale, exchange, or lease of the tract under IC 36-1-11.
    (b) The lien of the state for taxes, penalties, and cost continues for

ten (10) years from May 10 of the year in which the taxes first become due. For purposes of IC 6-1.1-45, the due date is the date to which property taxes are deferred under IC 6-1.1-45. However, if any proceeding is instituted to enforce the lien within the ten (10) year period, the limitation is extended, if necessary, to permit the termination of the proceeding.
    (c) The lien of the state inures to taxing units which impose the property taxes on which the lien is based, and the lien is superior to all other liens.
    (d) A taxing unit described in subsection (c) may institute a civil suit against a person or an entity liable for delinquent property taxes. The taxing unit may, after obtaining a judgment, collect:
        (1) delinquent real property taxes;
        (2) penalties due to the delinquency; and
        (3) costs and expenses incurred in collecting the delinquent property tax, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs approved by a court with jurisdiction.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-45; (05)IN1608.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 6-1.1-45 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]:
     Chapter 45. Property Tax Deferral Program
    Sec. 1. This chapter applies to the deferral of property taxes for a qualified resident who not later than December 31 in the year containing the assessment date for which property taxes are imposed is:
        (1) at least sixty-five (65) years of age;
        (2) blind (as defined in IC 6-1.1-12-11);
        (3) a disabled person (as defined in IC 6-1.1-12-11); or
        (4) a qualified surviving spouse.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "base year" refers to the year determined under section 17(d), 18(d), 19(d), or 20(d) of this chapter.

    Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "homestead" means property that:
        (1) qualifies for a homestead credit under IC 6-1.1-20.9; or
        (2) would qualify for a homestead credit under IC 6-1.1-20.9 if the qualified resident filed an application for the credit.
    Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "minimum required payment" means the minimum amount that must be paid in a year to retain eligibility for the deferment of property taxes under this chapter, as determined under section 23 of this chapter.

     Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "property tax" refers to the

amount of ad valorem property tax liability that would be first due and payable in a year on a homestead without any deferral of the taxes under this chapter. The term does not include the following:
        (1) Special assessments chargeable against a homestead.
        (2) Fees or charges that are included by law on a tax statement issued under IC 6-1.1-22-8 for parcels that include a homestead.
    Sec. 6. As used in this chapter, "qualified resident" means an individual:
        (1) whose principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, is the homestead for which an application to defer property taxes has been filed under this chapter;
        (2) who has an interest in a homestead that qualifies or would qualify the homestead for a homestead credit under IC 6-1.1-20.9;
        (3) who meets the age or disability requirements described in section 1(1), 1(2), or 1(3) of this chapter; and
        (4) who continuously uses the homestead as the individual's principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, after the individual initially qualifies as a qualified resident.
    Sec. 7. As used in this chapter, "qualified surviving spouse" means an individual who:
        (1) is the surviving spouse of a qualified resident who was approved under this chapter to defer property taxes for the assessment date immediately preceding the individual's death, regardless of whether the deceased qualified resident elected to defer any property taxes;
        (2) on the date that the qualified resident died, had the individual's principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, at the same homestead as the deceased qualified resident;
        (3) continuously uses the homestead as the surviving spouse's principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, after the death of the qualified resident; and
        (4) has not remarried.
    Sec. 8. As used in this chapter, "taxpayer" means an individual or entity that is liable for property taxes imposed for a year.
    Sec. 9. Beginning with property taxes first due and payable in 2006, a taxpayer may, in conformity with this chapter, defer the due date for any part of the property tax liability imposed in a year that exceeds the minimum required payment.


    Sec. 10. To qualify for the deferment of property taxes under this chapter, the taxpayer must do the following:
        (1) Apply for deferment of property taxes to the auditor of the county in which the affected homestead is located in the manner and on the forms prescribed by the department of local government finance.
        (2) Apply for deferment of property taxes not later than the later of the following:
            (A) The date when the first installment for property taxes being deferred are first due and payable.
            (B) If the county auditor determines that the failure to file a timely application is the result of an inadvertent error, the date specified by the county auditor.
        (3) Demonstrate that the homestead was the principal place of residence of at least one (1) qualified resident or qualified surviving spouse on the assessment date for which property taxes are being deferred.
        (4) Demonstrate that the owners of the homestead meet any conditions established by rule adopted by the department of local government finance under IC 4-22-2 that are reasonably necessary to protect the government's interest in recovering taxes deferred under this chapter when the deferred taxes become due.
        (5) Demonstrate that there are no delinquent property taxes of record for the homestead on the assessment date for which property taxes are being deferred.
    Sec. 11. Upon receipt of an application under section 10 of this chapter, the county auditor shall:
        (1) notify the county treasurer that the application has been received in the manner and form prescribed by the department of local government finance; and
        (2) determine whether the homestead qualifies for deferment of property taxes.
    Sec. 12. The county auditor shall notify the:
        (1) taxpayer in writing;
        (2) county treasurer in the manner and form prescribed by the department of local government finance; and
        (3) if the application is approved, department of local government finance in the manner and form prescribed by the department of local government finance;
of the county auditor's determination concerning the application. The due date for property taxes that are the subject of a good faith

application for deferment of property taxes is deferred under the date that the county auditor notifies the taxpayer of the county auditor's determination concerning the application.
    Sec. 13. (a) A homestead that is approved under this chapter for the deferral of property taxes continues to be eligible for the deferment of property taxes in subsequent years without the refiling of an application under section 10 of this chapter as long as:
        (1) the homestead continues to be the principal place of residence for a qualified resident identified in the application or the qualified surviving spouse of the qualified resident; and
        (2) the minimum required payments for the homestead are made by the later of:
            (A) the due date; or
            (B) if the county auditor determines that a payment was not made for a reason authorized under rules adopted under IC 4-22-2 by the department of local government finance, the date set by the county auditor.
    (b) A taxpayer for the homestead shall notify in the manner and form prescribed by the department of local government finance the auditor of the county in which the homestead is located of any change in ownership of the homestead regardless of whether the change affects the eligibility of the homestead for deferment under this chapter.
    (c) If an event results in:
        (1) deferred property taxes becoming due under this chapter; or
        (2) ineligibility of the homestead for further deferment of property taxes;
a taxpayer for the homestead shall, within thirty (30) days after the event, notify the auditor of the county in which the homestead is located of the disqualifying event in the manner and form prescribed by the department of local government finance.
    (d) The county auditor and county treasurer shall:
        (1) allow the deferment of property taxes that would otherwise be first due and payable in a year for a homestead that has been approved for deferment under this chapter; and
        (2) continue to defer the accumulated amount of unpaid property taxes and interest accruing on property taxes deferred from a preceding year;
unless the county auditor determines that the homestead is no longer eligible for deferment.


    (e) The county auditor shall notify the:
        (1) taxpayer;
        (2) county treasurer; and
        (3) department of local government finance;
in the manner and form prescribed by the department of local government finance of the county auditor's determination concerning an event described in subsection (c).
    Sec. 14. (a) A taxpayer for a homestead shall notify the county treasurer of the amount of property taxes that the taxpayer seeks to defer under this chapter in the manner and form prescribed by the department of local government finance.
    (b) The department of local government finance shall provide procedures for notification under this section:
        (1) on an annual basis; or
        (2) on a continuing or multiyear basis;
at the election of the taxpayer. The department of local government finance shall allow a taxpayer to combine a notification of the amount to be deferred with an application filed under section 10 of this chapter. If the notice is combined with an application, the county auditor shall forward the notice to the county treasurer in the manner and form specified by the department of local government finance. The department of local government finance shall allow the taxpayer to designate what percentage of the amount to be deferred will be deferred in each installment due in that year.
    (c) To apply to property taxes due in a year, a notice under this section that describes the amount to be deferred in that year must be filed not later than the following:
        (1) The date the first installment of the deferred taxes is due.
        (2) If the county treasurer determines that the failure to file a timely application is the result of an inadvertent error, the date specified by the county treasurer.
    Sec. 15. The county treasurer shall allow the deferment in any particular year of not more than the lesser of the following:
        (1) The amount that the taxpayer requests be deferred.
        (2) The property tax liability exceeding the minimum required payment.
If the taxpayer designates the percentage of the deferment to apply to an installment date, the county treasurer shall apply the deferment as requested by the taxpayer. Otherwise the county treasurer shall apply the deferment in the manner prescribed by the department of local government finance.
    Sec. 16. The county auditor shall calculate the initial year threshold amount for the base year of each homestead. In performing the calculation, the addition of a negative number shall be treated as reducing the sum.
    Sec. 17. (a) This section applies to a homestead if the homestead:
        (1) was the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on March 1, 2001, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2002; and
        (2) has continuously served as the principal place of residence of the qualified resident thereafter.
    (b) Subject to subsection (c), the initial year threshold amount for the base year for the homestead is the amount determined under STEP FOURTEEN of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2002, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2003; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2001, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2002.
        STEP TWO: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2001, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2002; multiplied by
            (B) one and twenty-five hundredths (1.25).
        STEP THREE: Determine the lesser of the STEP ONE result or the STEP TWO result.
        STEP FOUR: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2002, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2003.
        STEP FIVE: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2002, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2003; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP SIX: Determine the lesser of the STEP FOUR result or the STEP FIVE result.
        STEP SEVEN: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004.
        STEP EIGHT: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP NINE: Determine the lesser of the STEP SEVEN result or the STEP EIGHT result.
        STEP TEN: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2005, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2006; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005.
        STEP ELEVEN: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP TWELVE: Determine the lesser of the STEP TEN result or the STEP ELEVEN result.
        STEP THIRTEEN: Determine the sum of the following:
            (A) STEP THREE result.
            (B) STEP SIX result.
            (C) STEP NINE result.
            (D) STEP TWELVE result.
        STEP FOURTEEN: Determine the greater of the STEP THREE result or the STEP THIRTEEN result.
    (c) If on an assessment date after March 1, 2001, and before March 2, 2005, the assessed value of the homestead is increased by an improvement to real property or an addition of real property, the property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition shall be excluded from the calculations under subsection (b). In this case, the initial year threshold amount for the base year is the sum of the following:
        (1) The result determined under subsection (b) without considering the effects of the improvement or the addition.
        (2) The property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition for the March 1, 2005 assessment date.
    (d) The following is the base year for the homestead:
        (1) 2005, to the extent the homestead consists of real property.
        (2) 2006, to the extent that the homestead consists of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1).
    Sec. 18. (a) This section applies to a homestead if the homestead:
        (1) was not the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on March 1, 2001, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2002;
        (2) was the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on March 1, 2002, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2003; and
        (3) has continuously served as the principal place of residence of the qualified resident thereafter.
    (b) Subject to subsection (c), the initial year threshold amount for the base year for the homestead is the amount determined under STEP TWELVE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date in March 1, 2002, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2003.
        STEP TWO: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2002, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2003.
        STEP THREE: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2002, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2003; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP FOUR: Determine the lesser of the STEP TWO result or the STEP THREE result.
        STEP FIVE: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004.
        STEP SIX: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP SEVEN: Determine the lesser of the STEP FIVE result or the STEP SIX result.
        STEP EIGHT: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2005, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2006; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005.
        STEP NINE: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP TEN: Determine the lesser of the STEP EIGHT result or the STEP NINE result.
        STEP ELEVEN: Determine the sum of the following:
            (A) STEP FOUR result.
            (B) STEP SEVEN result.
            (C) STEP TEN result.
        STEP TWELVE: Determine the greater of the STEP ONE result or the STEP ELEVEN result.
    (c) If on an assessment date after March 1, 2002, and before March 2, 2005, the assessed value of the homestead is increased by an improvement to real property or an addition of real property, the property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition shall be excluded from the calculations under subsection (b). In this case, the initial year threshold amount for the base year is the sum of the following:
        (1) The result determined under subsection (b) without considering the effects of the improvement or the addition.
        (2) The property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition for the March 1, 2005, assessment date.
    (d) The following is the base year for the homestead:
        (1) 2005, to the extent the homestead consists of real property.
        (2) 2006, to the extent that the homestead consists of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1).
    Sec. 19. (a) This section applies to a homestead if the homestead:
        (1) was not the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on March 1, 2002, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2003;
        (2) was the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004; and
        (3) has continuously served as the principal place of residence of the qualified resident thereafter.
    (b) Subject to subsection (c), the initial year threshold amount for the base year for the homestead is the amount determined under STEP NINE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004.
        STEP TWO: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004.
        STEP THREE: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP FOUR: Determine the lesser of the STEP TWO result or the STEP THREE result.
        STEP FIVE: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2005, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2006; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005.
        STEP SIX: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP SEVEN: Determine the lesser of the STEP FIVE result or the STEP SIX result.
        STEP EIGHT: Determine the sum of the following:
            (A) STEP FOUR result.
            (B) STEP SEVEN result.
        STEP NINE: Determine the greater of the STEP ONE result or the STEP EIGHT result.
    (c) If on an assessment date after March 1, 2003, and before March 2, 2005, the assessed value of the homestead is increased by an improvement to real property or an addition of real property, the property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition shall be excluded from the calculations under subsection (b). In this case, the initial year threshold amount for the base year is the sum of the following:
        (1) The result determined under subsection (b) without considering the effects of the improvement or the addition.
        (2) The property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition for the March 1, 2005, assessment date.
    (d) The following is the base year for the homestead:
        (1) 2005, to the extent the homestead consists of real property.
        (2) 2006, to the extent that the homestead consists of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1).
    Sec. 20. (a) This section applies to a homestead if the homestead:
        (1) was not the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on March 1, 2003, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2004;
        (2) was the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005; and
        (3) has continuously served as the principal place of residence of the qualified resident thereafter.
    (b) Subject to subsection (c), the initial year threshold amount for the base year for the homestead is the amount determined under STEP FIVE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005.
        STEP TWO: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2005, or in

the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2006; minus
            (B) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005.
        STEP THREE: Determine the product of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date on March 1, 2004, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2005; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP FOUR: Determine the lesser of the STEP TWO result or the STEP THREE result.
        STEP FIVE: Determine the greater of the STEP ONE result or the STEP FOUR result.
    (c) If on an assessment date after March 1, 2004, and before March 2, 2005, the assessed value of the homestead is increased by an improvement to real property or an addition of real property, the property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition shall be excluded from the calculations under subsection (b). In this case, the initial year threshold amount for the base year is the sum of the following:
        (1) The result determined under subsection (b) without considering the effects of the improvement or the addition.
        (2) The property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition for the March 1, 2005, assessment date.
    (d) The following is the base year for the homestead:
        (1) 2005, to the extent the homestead consists of real property.
        (2) 2006, to the extent that the homestead consists of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1).
    Sec. 21. (a) This section applies to a homestead if the homestead:
        (1) was not the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on March 1, 2005, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, January 15, 2006;
        (2) was the principal place of residence, as determined under IC 6-1.1-20.9, of an individual that qualifies as a qualified resident on an assessment date after March 1, 2005, or in the case of a mobile home (as defined in IC 6-1.1-7-1) that is a homestead, after January 15, 2006; and


        (3) has continuously served as the principal place of residence of the qualified resident thereafter.
    (b) The initial year threshold amount for the base year is the property tax liability imposed for the assessment date described in subsection (a)(2).
    (c) The year containing the assessment date described in subsection (a)(2) is the base year.
    Sec. 22. (a) For each year after the base year, the auditor of the county in which the homestead is located shall calculate a threshold amount. In performing the calculation, the addition of a negative number shall be treated as reducing the sum.
    (b) Subject to subsection (c) the threshold amount for a year is the amount determined under STEP SIX of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the last assessment date for which a threshold amount was calculated.
        STEP TWO: Determine the result of:
            (A) the property tax liability for the homestead that is imposed for the assessment date immediately following the last assessment date for which a threshold amount was calculated; minus
            (B) the STEP ONE result.
        STEP THREE: Determine the product of:
            (A) the STEP ONE result; multiplied by
            (B) one and one-tenth (1.1).
        STEP FOUR: Determine the lesser of the STEP TWO result or the STEP THREE result.
        STEP FIVE: Determine the sum of the STEP ONE amount and the STEP FOUR result.
        STEP SIX: Determine the greater of the STEP ONE amount or the STEP FIVE result.
    (c) If after the last assessment date for which a threshold amount was calculated the assessed value of the homestead is increased by an improvement to real property or an addition of real property, the property tax liability attributable to the improvement or addition shall be excluded from the calculations under subsection (b). In this case, a separate initial year threshold amount shall be calculated for the improvement or addition. On the assessment date on which the improvement or addition is first assessed to the homestead, the initial year threshold amount is the property tax liability increase attributable to the improvement or addition. For purposes of applying subsection (b) in subsequent

years, the base year is the year containing the assessment date on which the improvement or addition is first assessed to the homestead. The threshold amount for the homestead is the sum of the calculations for the homestead determined without considering the improvements or additions and the calculations for each improvement or addition.
    Sec. 23. (a) The county treasurer shall annually determine the following:
        (1) The minimum required payment for the most current assessment date.
        (2) The maximum amount of property tax liability that may be deferred for the assessment date.
    (b) The minimum required payment is the lesser of the following:
        (1) The total tax liability due for the assessment date.
        (2) The threshold amount calculated for the assessment date.
    (c) The amount that may be deferred for any particular assessment date is the greater of the following:
        (1) Zero dollars ($0).
        (2) The result of the:
            (A) property tax liability due for the assessment date; minus
            (B) minimum required payment for the assessment date.
    (d) The county treasurer shall notify the county auditor of the amount of the minimum required payment and the amount that may be deferred in year.
    Sec. 24. An amount of property taxes deferred in a particular year does not accrue interest until the fifth year after it would have otherwise been due if it had not been deferred. Beginning in the fifth year on the installment date on which the property taxes would otherwise have been due, the amount deferred for that particular year accrues interest at the rate set under IC 6-8.1-10-1 for delinquent listed taxes. The due date for the payment of accrued interest is deferred until the earlier of the following:
        (1) The date the property taxes on which the interest accrues are due.
        (2) The date that a taxpayer pays the accrued deferred property taxes.
    Sec. 25. The amount of any unpaid property taxes deferred in any particular year is not due until after the later of the following:
        (1) The date that all of the qualified residents named in the application for property tax deferral cease to qualify as

qualified residents.
        (2) The date that no surviving spouse of a qualified resident named in an application for property tax deferral qualifies as a surviving spouse.
If ownership is transferred in exchange for anything of value, the unpaid property taxes and any accrued interest are due on the next business day after the transfer. Otherwise, the unpaid property taxes and accrued interest are due on the next regular installment date for the payment of property taxes.
    Sec. 26. Any taxpayer for the homestead may appeal an adverse decision under section 12, 13, 15, or 25 of this chapter in the same manner that appeals may be taken under IC 6-1.1-15. Any taxpayer for the homestead may become a party to the appeal.
    Sec. 27. (a) If deferred property taxes or accrued interest are not paid by the due date, the property taxes and interest shall be treated as delinquent property taxes under this article and as a delinquent tax liability under IC 6-8.1. The county auditor, in the manner prescribed by the department of local government finance, shall notify the department of local government finance of the delinquency not later than fifteen (15) days after the taxes become delinquent. The department of local government finance shall notify the department of state revenue of the delinquency.
    (b) A county shall collect the delinquent liability in the manner that other delinquent property taxes are collected.
    (c) The department of state revenue may assist the county by collecting the delinquent liability in the manner that any other delinquent listed tax is collected.
    Sec. 28. The county auditor and the county treasurer shall separately account for:
        (1) property taxes that are subject to an application for deferral under this chapter; and
        (2) property taxes deferred under this chapter and interest imposed under this chapter.

     Sec. 29. (a) Not later than the settlement date after property taxes are deferred under this chapter, the county treasurer shall send:
        (1) an electronic copy of a notice of the amount of property taxes deferred on each homestead and interest imposed on deferred property taxes since the immediately preceding settlement date to the department of local government finance; and
        (2) if the homestead consists of real property, a written copy

of the notice of property taxes deferred on the homestead since the immediately preceding settlement date to the county recorder.
    (b) The notice must be sent in the form prescribed by the department of local government finance.
    (c) The notice submitted to the county recorder must contain at least the following information:
        (1) The name of each person liable for the deferred property taxes under IC 6-1.1-2-4.
        (2) The control number assigned to the corresponding application for deferral.
        (3) The index number assigned under IC 6-1.1-5-2 for the homestead or, if an index system is not used in the county, a description of the county, township, block, and parcel or lot in which the homestead is located.
        (4) The amount of property taxes that were deferred and interest imposed on deferred property taxes on each homestead since the last settlement date.
        (5) The part of the deferred property taxes that is attributable to property taxes imposed by the state.
        (6) The total amount of all property taxes deferred and interest imposed on deferred property taxes on all homesteads since the last settlement date.
The notice sent to the department of local government finance must also contain the Social Security number or other taxpayer identification number used by each person that is liable for the property taxes on the homestead under IC 6-1.1-2-4 on the person's state adjusted gross income tax returns.
    Sec. 30. When deferred property taxes or interest on deferred property taxes are paid, the county treasurer shall:
        (1) record the payment;
        (2) notify the county auditor of the payment;
        (3) if the payment is for real property, submit a written release of the lien for the amount of the payment to the county recorder for recording in the miscellaneous records of the county recorder; and
        (4) notify the department of local government finance of the payment in the form prescribed by the department of local government finance.

    Sec. 31. The county recorder shall record a:
        (1) statement of the amount of property tax deferred and interest imposed on deferred property taxes;


        (2) statement of payment of deferred property taxes and interest on deferred property taxes; and
        (3) notice of termination of a deferral;
without charge, in the miscellaneous records of the county recorder.
    Sec. 32. The department of local government finance shall distribute an electronic copy of each notice and statement received under this chapter to the department of state revenue.
    Sec. 33. (a) Subject to this chapter, not later than the next distribution date under IC 6-1.1-27-1 after the department of state revenue receives a notice of the amount of property taxes deferred on a homestead, the department of state revenue shall distribute from the state general fund to the county treasurer an amount equal to the amount of the deferred taxes covered by the notices received since the distribution date under IC 6-1.1-21-10 after subtracting the amount of deferred taxes attributable to property taxes imposed by the state. The department of state revenue shall notify the auditor of state to transfer from the state general fund to the appropriate fund an amount equal to the deferred taxes imposed by the state and due to that fund.
    (b) An amount distributed under subsection (a) is a temporary advance of the deferred taxes. The amount is not a debt of a taxing unit but is subject to repayment solely from amounts collected when the deferred taxes become due.
    (c) Not later than thirty (30) days after receipt, a county treasurer shall distribute the money received under this section among the entities imposing the deferred taxes in proportion to the amount of deferred taxes imposed by each entity.
    (d) An amount distributed or transferred under this section is available for use by a taxing unit to the same extent and in the same manner as if the amount had been collected as taxes. For purposes of computing the ad valorem property tax levy limits imposed under IC 6-1.1-18.5-3 or another provision, a taxing unit's ad valorem property tax levy for a particular calendar year includes that part of the tax levy deferred under this chapter.

    (e) An error in the amount distributed or transferred under this section shall be corrected on the next settlement date after the error is discovered.
    (f) The amounts necessary to make the distributions and transfers required by this section are annually appropriated from the state general fund.
    Sec. 34. Subject to this chapter, the county auditor shall

distribute:
        (1) amounts collected from deferred property taxes; and
        (2) penalties and interest collected on deferred property taxes;
to the department of state revenue for deposit in the state general fund not later than the next settlement date under IC 6-1.1-27-1 after the amounts are collected.
    Sec. 35. In making distributions under this chapter, the department of state revenue and county auditor may make a settlement of amounts owing to each other rather than making separate distributions.
    Sec. 36. (a) Except:
        (1) as required by federal law or regulation;
        (2) in the case of a loan that is made, guaranteed, or insured by a federal government lending or insuring agency requiring the borrower to make payments to a lender with respect to an escrow or other type of account; or
        (3) in a case in which this section would impair the obligations of a borrower under an agreement executed before July 1, 2005;
a lender shall not require a borrower to maintain an escrow or other type of account with regard to taxes for which the borrower has elected to defer taxes under this chapter.
    (b) For purposes of applying this section, an election to defer taxes in any year shall be treated as an election to defer a similar amount of taxes in later years except to the extent that the borrower notifies the lender of different terms.
    (c) Any payments made by the borrower to the escrow or other type of account with regard to taxes, before the time of submission of the evidence of tax deferral, for any period, if not previously used in payment or partial payment of taxes, shall be refunded to the borrower within thirty (30) days after the payment is made.

SOURCE: IC 6-8.1-1-1; (05)IN1608.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 6-8.1-1-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 1. "Listed taxes" or "taxes" includes only the pari-mutuel taxes (IC 4-31-9-3 through IC 4-31-9-5); the riverboat admissions tax (IC 4-33-12); the riverboat wagering tax (IC 4-33-13); deferred property tax liability (IC 6-1.1-45); the gross income tax (IC 6-2.1) (repealed); the utility receipts tax (IC 6-2.3); the state gross retail and use taxes (IC 6-2.5); the adjusted gross income tax (IC 6-3); the supplemental net income tax (IC 6-3-8) (repealed); the county adjusted gross income tax (IC 6-3.5-1.1); the county option income tax (IC 6-3.5-6); the county economic development income tax (IC 6-3.5-7); the municipal option

income tax (IC 6-3.5-8); the auto rental excise tax (IC 6-6-9); the financial institutions tax (IC 6-5.5); the gasoline tax (IC 6-6-1.1); the alternative fuel permit fee (IC 6-6-2.1); the special fuel tax (IC 6-6-2.5); the motor carrier fuel tax (IC 6-6-4.1); a motor fuel tax collected under a reciprocal agreement under IC 6-8.1-3; the motor vehicle excise tax (IC 6-6-5); the commercial vehicle excise tax (IC 6-6-5.5); the hazardous waste disposal tax (IC 6-6-6.6); the cigarette tax (IC 6-7-1); the beer excise tax (IC 7.1-4-2); the liquor excise tax (IC 7.1-4-3); the wine excise tax (IC 7.1-4-4); the hard cider excise tax (IC 7.1-4-4.5); the malt excise tax (IC 7.1-4-5); the petroleum severance tax (IC 6-8-1); the various innkeeper's taxes (IC 6-9); the various county food and beverage taxes (IC 6-9); the county admissions tax (IC 6-9-13 and IC 6-9-28); the oil inspection fee (IC 16-44-2); the emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form fee (IC 6-6-10); the penalties assessed for oversize vehicles (IC 9-20-3 and IC 9-30); the fees and penalties assessed for overweight vehicles (IC 9-20-4 and IC 9-30); the underground storage tank fee (IC 13-23); the solid waste management fee (IC 13-20-22); and any other tax or fee that the department is required to collect or administer.

SOURCE: ; (05)IN1608.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The definitions in IC 6-1.1-1 apply throughout this SECTION.
    (b) IC 6-1.1-45, as added by this act, applies only to ad valorem property taxes first due and payable for assessment dates after February 28, 2005.

SOURCE: ; (05)IN1608.1.12. -->     SECTION 12. An emergency is declared for this act.