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Dec. 13

DLGF launches more Web-based taxpayer tools

INDIANAPOLIS (December 13, 2007) – The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) today announced the addition of two tools to its Web site, giving taxpayers access to more information than ever before. (More)

Nov. 27

DLGF to hold assessors accountable for delinquent data

INDIANAPOLIS (November 27, 2007) – The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) today announced the state would consider revoking certifications from assessors in 23 counties for a failure to provide data required by law. (More)

Nov. 1

DLGF issues rebate amounts to counties

The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) today certified the distribution of $300 million in property tax relief to counties. The money will be used to administer the Homestead Credit Rebate. (More)

Oct. 24

DLGF provides county property tax summaries

The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) today released summaries to provide taxpayers information about property taxes in their counties. These summaries are the first compilation of this information by county in Indiana. (More)

Sept. 20

MEDIA ADVISORY

For copies of the Warren and Montgomery County reassessment directives, please click on the following links. Montgomery County and Warren County

Sept. 19

DLGF releases Starke County from reassessment

The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) today announced the Assessment in Starke County has passed review, and the county will not need to reassess. (More)

Sept. 13

DLGF Nears End of County-by-County Review; Offers Web tools for Taxpayers

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 13, 2007) The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) today announced it is nearing the end of its county-by-county review. (More)

Sept. 7

DLGF Continues County-by-County Review, Seven counties to receive public hearings; 14 counties released

The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) today announced it will hold public hearings in seven counties to determine if reassessments will be ordered there. Additionally, DLGF released 14 counties, whose assessments have passed the initial review process. (More)

Aug. 23

MEDIA ADVISORY

Letters indicating the status of a county’s data compliance with the Department of Local Government Finance as of Aug. 23, 2007, are available on the DLGF Web site. The data sets requested of counties are essential in approving budgets, assuring local assessments were completed within state guidelines, and in helping policymakers make informed decisions about long-term solutions to increasing property taxes. For a copy of the letter relevant to your county, please (More)

Aug. 23

DLGF Officially Orders Reassessment in Posey County, Begins Process for Shelby County 14 Other Counties Pass Review

The Department of Local Government Finance announced today it will order officials in Posey County to reassess commercial and industrial properties. The announcement comes after county officials and taxpayers provided input on the issue at an Aug. 13 public hearing. (More)

Aug. 22

MEDIA ADVISORY

The Department of Local Government Finance will host a media briefing on Aug. 23, at 1 p.m., in the Indiana Government Center South building, Conference Room A. (More)

Aug. 16

MEDIA ADVISORY

For a copy of the Gibson and Delaware County reassessment directives, please click below.

Aug. 16

DLGF Officially Orders Reassessment in Gibson County, Begins Process for Five Other Counties 15 Additional Counties Pass Review

The Department of Local Government Finance announced today it will officially issue a directive to reassess commercial and industrial property in Gibson County. The directive will be issued to the Gibson County auditor on Friday. (More)

Aug. 9

DLGF Announces 11 Counties’ Assessments Pass Review, Calls for Partial Reassessment in Delaware County

The Department of Local Government Finance announced today that assessments in Benton, Cass, Clay, Fayette, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Monroe, Newton, Vanderburgh and Wabash counties have passed review. Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave said these counties have conducted assessments in accordance with state guidelines and will not be ordered to reassess. (More)

Aug. 3

DLGF Provides Update on Property Tax Issues

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 3, 2007) – The Department of Local Government Finance has extended the deadline until Oct. 1, 2007, for Indiana counties to consider adopting the new public-safety revenue tool, as a means of reducing the burden of property taxes. The public-safety revenue tool is one of three new local option income taxes the legislature made available to counties this year. (More)

Aug. 1

DLGF Announces Plan for Reassessment of Marion County Properties

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 1, 2007) – The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) issued an official order today to the Marion County Assessor to reassess residential and commercial and industrial properties. The order comes after a required public hearing to outline the need for a countywide reassessment. (More)

Jul. 25

Department of Local Government Finance Orders Reassessments in Three More Counties

INDIANAPOLIS (July 25, 2007) – The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) today announced property tax reassessments in three more counties. Six other counties were recognized for being the first to adopt new revenue options approved by the 2007 Indiana General Assembly to offset property taxes dollar for dollar. (More)

Jul. 18

Governor orders property reassessment in Marion County

Governor Mitch Daniels today ordered a reassessment of all real property in Marion County property based on evidence that  business assessments were either left undone or performed inaccurately, contributing to an unfair tax burden on homeowners. The governor also said he will freeze tax bills for Marion County at 2006 amounts and recommended that the county issue provisional bills until the reassessment is completed and new bills are issued. (More)

Jul. 13

Governor appoints Vanderburgh County woman as Department of Local Government Finance commissioner

Governor Mitch Daniels today appointed Cheryl Musgrave, president of the Vanderburgh County Commission, as the new commissioner of the Department of Local Government Finance. Musgrave replaces Melissa Henson, who resigned effective June 29. (More)

Jul. 11

Governor extends deadline for counties to use new revenue flexibility tools

Governor Mitch Daniels said today he will extend the deadline for counties to decide to use other available revenue tools to help them reduce local property taxes. Legislation enacted earlier this year gave counties the authority to adopt local option income taxes. The law says that counties must decide by Aug. 1 to use the tools for next year’s budget. The governor, operating in accordance with state statute, has extended the deadline to Oct. 1. (More)

Jun. 4

Filing Deadline nears for Hoosier Homeowners

INDIANAPOLIS (Jun. 4, 2007) – Hoosier homeowners have one more week to file for property tax deductions with county auditors (More)

Jan. 23

Ag land value increases for March assessment

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana farmers will see an increase in their property tax assessments March 1 due to new calculations made by the Department of Local Government Finance.

Lower interest rates, higher yields and increased product prices drove the market value-based agricultural land assessment statewide from its previous value of $880/acre to $1,140/acre. (More)

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