Are You Entitled to a Property Tax Exemption?
If you purchased a house, changed the deed, or refinanced on your mortgage, you should make sure the correct exemptions are filed on your home. The Romanski Group of Keller Williams Realty wants to remind you to file your property tax exemptions by the end of the year! If exemptions aren’t filed or confirmed by December 31 your taxes could go up substantially. Below is a summary of common exemptions along with contact information for each county below.
Homestead Deduction – If you own a home or are buying on a recorded contract, and use it as your primary place of residence, your home could qualify for a homeowner’s deduction. A taxpayer cannot receive the Homestead Deduction in multiple states as the homestead is considered the “principle place of residence”. The deduction is either 60% of your assessed valuation or a maximum of $45,000.
Mortgage Deduction – If you are buying property on a recorded mortgage or a recorded contract, and you are a resident of the State of Indiana, you could qualify for a mortgage deduction. The value of the deduction may not exceed the amount of the indebtedness. The deduction is either one half of your assessed valuation or $3,000, whichever is less. A person owning more than one property may not receive mortgage deductions totaling more than $3,000.
There are several other property tax exemptions that may be available to you as well which you may want to inquire about.
Please find your county below and file your homestead and mortgage exemptions or verify and get proof in writing that they have both been filed.
- Tippecanoe County Auditor: (765) 423-9207
- White County Auditor: (574) 583-5761
- Carroll County Auditor: (765) 564-3172
- Clinton County Auditor: (765) 659-6330
- Howard County Auditor: (765) 456-2215
- Benton County Auditor: (765) 884-0760
- Warren County Auditor: (765) 762-3174
Nobody likes paying a dime extra in taxes. Yet when it comes to property tax bills, some homeowners pay too much simply because they aren’t aware they qualify for an exemption. Deductions are not given automatically, you must apply for them in the Auditor’s office. If you bought or refinanced your house this year…call to verify that this exemption has been recorded!
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