HOUSE BILL No. 1217
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 6-1.1-2-7.
Synopsis: Elimination of personal property taxes. Eliminates property
taxes on depreciable personal property.
Effective: Upon passage; March 1, 2010 (retroactive).
Cherry, Thompson, Stemler,
January 11, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1217
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-2-7; (10)IN1217.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 6-1.1-2-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2009,
SECTION 27, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
MARCH 1, 2010 (RETROACTIVE)]: Sec. 7. (a) As used in this
section, "nonbusiness personal property" means personal property that
(1) held for sale in the ordinary course of a trade or business;
(2) held, used, or consumed in connection with the production of
(3) held as an investment.
(b) The following property is not subject to assessment and taxation
under this article:
(1) A commercial vessel that is subject to the net tonnage tax
imposed under IC 6-6-6.
(2) A motor vehicle that is subject to the annual license excise tax
imposed under IC 6-6-5.
(3) A motorized boat or sailboat that is subject to the boat excise
tax imposed under IC 6-6-11.
(4) Property used by a cemetery (as defined in IC 23-14-33-7) if
(A) does not have a board of directors, board of trustees, or
other governing authority other than the state or a political
(B) has had no business transaction during the preceding
(5) A commercial vehicle that is subject to the annual excise tax
imposed under IC 6-6-5.5.
(7) A recreational vehicle or truck camper that is subject to the
annual excise tax imposed under IC 6-6-5.1.
(8) The following types of nonbusiness personal property:
(A) All-terrain vehicles.
(C) Rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and other human powered
(D) Invalid chairs.
(E) Yard and garden tractors.
(F) Trailers that are not subject to an excise tax under:
(i) IC 6-6-5-5.5;
(ii) IC 6-6-5.1; or
(iii) IC 6-6-5.5.
(9) This subdivision does not apply to personal property held
for investment. For an assessment date after February 28,
2010, depreciable personal property, other than personal
property otherwise described by this subsection, that:
(A) is used in a trade or business or otherwise held, used,
or consumed in connection with the production of income;
(B) has a useful life of more than one (1) year.
SOURCE: ; (10)IN1217.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The legislative
council shall, with the assistance of the code revision commission,
provide for the preparation of legislation for introduction in the
2011 session of the general assembly to eliminate obsolete
references in Indiana law to the property taxation of depreciable
personal property described in IC 6-1.1-2-7(b)(9), as amended by
this act, including provisions permitting the allocation to an
allocation area (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21.2-3) of property taxes
imposed on depreciable personal property.
(b) This SECTION expires January 1, 2011.
SOURCE: ; (10)IN1217.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.