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Phase III local certification refers to a requirement in 50 IAC 26, which states a county shall submit for certification to the Department its proposed property tax management system that is subject to certification under 50 IAC 26-18-1 and that has been certified for its individual functionality per 50 IAC 26-18-2 and for its integration functionality per 50 IAC 26-18-3. Namely, Phase III certification serves as verification that counties are utilizing assessment and tax and billing systems that have been certified by the Department during Phase I and Phase II testing for 50 IAC 26 compliance. Each county will notify the Department of its proposed property tax management system (i.e., the chosen combination of assessment and tax and billing systems certified during Phase I and Phase II testing). The Department will work with each county to validate that its proposed property tax management system meets the standards and requirements of 50 IAC 26. Unlike the previous round of certification testing for 50 IAC 23, the Department will conduct the testing and counties will not need to hire a third-party tester to have their property tax management certified and validated during Phase III certification.
This certification and validation must be completed by June 30, 2015.
Information found on this web page will be updated on a regular basis.
As Phase III certification and validation commences in spring 2015, information regarding the status of certification for the property tax management systems will be updated on a regular basis.
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