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Information On Filing Personal Property Forms

Businesses and farms exempt from personal property taxes next year should make sure to comply with new state filing requirements -- or else face a penalty. Under state legislation adopted last year, taxpayers with up to $20,000 in total personal property acquisition costs in each county will be exempt from personal property taxes, for taxes payable in 2017.

As the law now stands, affected taxpayers must file a notarized certification with the Assessor's Office prior to May 15 each year. If they do not, the County Auditor's office must apply a $25 penalty on the next tax installment. For more information on the new personal property exemption rules, see this Indiana Department of Local Government Finance memo.

 
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  • Located approximately 40 miles southeast of Chicago, Porter County, Indiana is an amazing place to live, work and raise a family. The beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, the dunes of the National Lakeshore, countless parks, thriving cities, top universities and bountiful farmland make Porter County a community of choice.

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Second Phase of Cyclical Reassessment Begins

May 1st began the 2nd phase of the four year process of Cyclical Reassessment as mandated by the laws of the State of Indiana.  During cyclical reassessment, representatives from the county and township assessor’s offices physically inspect 25% of the parcels in the county each year.  The purpose of these inspections is to ensure accurate information for every property record.  Accurate records help provide accurate assessments to the taxpayers.

During a visit to a taxpayer’s property, a field agent will attempt to make contact with the taxpayer to identify himself and inform the taxpayer of his purpose in being on the property.  After asking several questions to verify information about the interior of the home, the field agent will inspect the outside of the home and any other structure on the property.  Measurements may be made of the home and any of its exterior features as well as any other structures on the parcel.  Even though certain structures may not be new, the agent may still need to take measurements for verification purposes.  The field agent will not need entry into the home. 

Field Agents will have a magnet on their cars identifying them as being a representative of the Porter County Assessor’s Office as well as a badge for the same purpose.  If a taxpayer is unsure about a field agent’s identity, he can contact the Porter County Assessor’s office at (219) 465-3460 for verification.

If you have further questions about reassessment, you can e-mail them to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (219) 465-3460.  To read more about Cyclical Reassessment, click here.

 

 

 

 

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Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

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