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2014 Mobile Home Exemptions
The mobile home property tax exemption deadline is Monday, March 31, 2014.

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2014 pay 2015 Tax Exemptions
The property tax exemption deadline is January 5, 2015. To be eligible for these deductions in 2015, persons must be the owner of their primary residence as of December 31, 2014.

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Property Tax Deductions
The IN Property Tax Benefits form from the DLGF is printable in the Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. Click here to go to the State of Indiana's website for more information on Property Tax Benefits.

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Deductions/ Credits :



Note:
Due to legislative changes, the DLGF has made some deductions (such as the homestead) available to file on the Sales Disclosure Form (SDF). These and all other deductions can also be filed in the Auditor's Office. If you would like a form mailed to you, please call 435-5302 and make the request. For more information on Property Tax Deductions, visit the State's website at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/2344.htm.

Real Estate Deductions/ Credits
-(Scroll down for Mobile Homes)


Homestead Deductions:
Homestead Standard Deduction
(Up to $45,000 if residential assessed value is 75,000 or over / 60% of residential assessed value if under 75,000)

Must reside on the property and own by December 31. Exemption amount dependent on assessment. Click here for additional information and examples. Also eligible for a Supplemental Homestead Deduction which is a percentage credit on assessed value after the Standard Homestead Deduction is applied.

Supplemental Homestead Deduction
(After deducting the Standard Deduction from the residential assessed valuation, an additional 35% of the residential assessed value up to 600,000 and 25% of the residential assessed value over 600,000 is deducted.)

An individual who is entitled to a Homestead Standard Deduction is also entitled to receive a Supplemental Homestead Deduction (effective for taxes payable in 2009) which is a percentage credit after the Standard Homestead is applied but before the application of any other deduction, exemption or credit. Click here for additional information and examples.

Homestead Standard Deduction, HEA 1004-2011 amending IC 6-1.1-12-37 on Married Couples Maintaining Separate Households.


Mortgage
($3,000)

Must own as of December 31. If you re-finance, you must refile. Mortgage must be recorded before filing for exemption. Here is a link to the IN State website to view the Mortgage Deduction form. This form needs to be filed with the Vanderburgh County Auditor's Office and can be filled out at the office.





Over 65
($12,480)

Must be over 65 years of age by December 31 of the year preceding filing for application; was the owner or contract buyer of the property for at least one year prior to claiming the deduction,and total adjusted gross income less than $25,000, when combined with that of his or her spouse and any individual with whom he or she shares ownership; reside on property. Assessed value on residential property not to exceed $182,430.





Over 65 Circuit Breaker Credit
(Prevents eligible senior citizens property tax liability from increasing by more than 2 percent.)

Must be over 65 years of age by December 31 of the year preceding filing for application; was the owner or contract buyer of the property for at least one year prior to claiming the deduction and reside on property. Total adjusted gross income less than $30,000; when combined with that of his or her spouse and any individual with whom he or she shares ownership, gross income not to exceed $40,000. Assessed value on residential property not to exceed $160,000. For more information and Frequently Asked Questions for the Over 65 Circuit Breaker, click here.

Blind or Disabled
($12,480)

Taxable gross income under $17,000; proof of blindness or disability; reside on property.

$12,480) Veterans Disability and World War I
$18,720) and Spouses Exemptions - vary in
$24,960) eligibility; ask about them.


Deduction for Model Homes
(50 % on assessed value of improvements)

Real property that consists of a single family residence, single family townhouse, or a single family condominium unit that has never been occupied as a principal residence and is used for display or demonstration to prospective buyers. Owner's regular office space is not considered a model residence (sales office is considered part of the model residence). Model residences located in a TIF area are not eligible for this deduction.

Note: The Deduction for Model Home Residence (IC 6-1.1-12.6) was effective January 1, 2009. The law stated that the deduction applies only to a model residence that is assessed for the assessment date for 2009 or later. This translates to the deduction being first available for 2009Pay2010. In May of this year, HB 1071 made the Deduction for Model Residence retroactive to 2008Pay2009. Generally, a qualified owner of a Model Residence is entitled to a 50% deduction of the assessed value of a model residence. This does not include the land on which it is located.

STATEMENT FOR DEDUCTION OF ASSESSED VALUATION
(Attributed to Solar Energy System/ Wind, Geothermal or Hydroelectric Power Device)

All claims for a deduction filed on a pursuant or hydroelectric system or device must be accompanied by proof of certification of qualification by the Department of Environmental Management pursuant to IC 6-1.1-12-35. See form for filing dates and guidelines. Click here to view the form. You must have the Adobe reader to print this form. Should you need the reader, we have provided a link to obtain the free program to the left.

If property is an economic revitalization area, you may be entitled to the balance of an abatement; so come to the Vanderburgh County Auditor's office and have the abatement transferred to your name. ALL EXEMPTIONS MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND FILED IN THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE BY JANAURY 5, 2015 to receive the benefit for the 2014 pay 2015 tax year. To be eligible for the deduction in 2015, persons must be the owner of their primary residence as of December 31, 2014. You will be given a receipt when you file and it is strongly suggested that you keep that receipt for your records.

Taxes are billed on the previous year; so if you are allowed taxes in your closing statement, request the tax bill from the Vanderburgh County Treasurer's office (435-5248) to be sent to you.


Assessed Value / Exemption :



2014 Pay 2014 - Mobile or Manufactured Home

(Not assessed as real property)


50% of residential assessed value up to $45,000 and additional percentage credit) Standard and Supplemental Homestead Deductions - Must reside in the Mobile Home, own by January 15, 2014 and be listed on the Mobile Home title. Any individual who is entitled to a Standard Homestead deduction is entitled to receive a Supplemental Homestead Deduction. Must be filed by March 31, 2014. Click here for more information and examples.



$3000) Mortgage - Must own and be listed on title as of March 31, if you re-finance, you must refile. Bring proof of Mortgage/ Loan. Here is a link to the IN State website to view the Mortgage Deduction form. This form needs to be filed with the Vanderburgh County Auditor's Office and can be filled out at the office.


$12,480) Over 65 - Must be over 65 years of age by December 31 of the year preceding filing for application; was the owner or contract buyer of the Mobile Home for at least one year prior to claiming the deduction,and total adjusted gross income less than $25,000, when combined with that of his or her spouse and any individual with whom he or she shares ownership; reside in Mobile Home. Assessed value on residential property not to exceed $182,430.


Over 65 Circuit Breaker Credit
(Prevents eligible senior citizens property tax liability from increasing by more than 2 percent.)

Must be over 65 years of age by December 31 of the year preceding filing for application; was the owner or contract buyer of the property for at least one year prior to claiming the deduction and reside on property. Total adjusted gross income less than $30,000; when combined with that of his or her spouse and any individual with whom he or she shares ownership, gross income not to exceed $40,000. Assessed value on residential property not to exceed $160,000. For more information and Frequently Asked Questions for the Over 65 Circuit Breaker, click here.


$12,480) Blind or Disabled - Taxable gross income under $17,000; proof of blindness or disability; reside in Mobile Home.

$12,480) Veterans Disability and World War I
$18,720) and Spouses Exemptions - vary in
$24,960) eligibility; ask about them.

Mobile Homes may receive all deductions if all requirements are met. Deduction amount cannot exceed one-half of the assessed amount. They are assessed on January 15 and billed in the same year. Deductions/ credits for Mobile Homes must be filed by March 31, 2014. You will be given a receipt and it is strongly suggested that you keep that receipt for your records.

Congratulations on your new home and if this is your first purchase in Vanderburgh County, welcome!!! I hope the above information is helpful to you. If my staff or I can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to call our exemption department at 435-5293.

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