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House Bill 1251


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House Bill 1251

ARCHIVE (2008)

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Various property tax matters. Changes the assessment date for all real and personal property from March 1 to January 1. Makes numerous related changes. Changes the general reassessment cycle to correspond to the change in the assessment date. Changes the personal property tax return date from May 15 to March 1 and the filing extension date from June 14 to April 15. Changes various dates regarding assessed value filings by local officials. Phases in over five years a requirement to assess agricultural land based on the average estimated land value as reported in the Annual Survey of Indiana Farmland Values published by Purdue University. Provides that an assessing official is not required to mail an assessment notice to the taxpayer when the change in the assessment amount is the result of an annual adjustment of the assessed value. Provides that a county assessor may elect to assess major industrial properties in Lake County with an Indiana certified general appraiser rather than by the department of local government finance (DLGF). Provides that the DLGF shall distribute $5,000 annually to each county assessor that is compliant with the DLGF's annual review of county assessments. Provides that the county will pay for any social security or withholding taxes for the additional distribution. Provides that a professional appraiser may have its certification revoked by the DLGF if a county
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 In Committee - first House
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