Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DLGF Reports Tax Bills On Time in All 92 Counties

Indiana Department of Local Government Finance
News Release
For Immediate Release
April 28, 2014
Property tax bills on-time in all 92 counties 
INDIANAPOLIS (April 28, 2014) – The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) announced today that property tax bills were issued in 92 counties. This is the first time since at least 2001 that all 92 counties have achieved on-time billing. 
“The DLGF is very pleased that all 92 counties have returned to the normal statutory tax billing cycle,” said DLGF Commissioner Micah G. Vincent. “This milestone could not have been accomplished without the time and effort of the county and township assessors, county auditors, and county treasurers.” 
On-time tax bills provide predictability for both taxpayers and local government units. Many of Indiana’s 2,500 local governments will no longer have to borrow money to continue operations while waiting for delayed revenue distributions due to late tax billing and collections. 
Indiana’s property tax bills were mailed to taxpayers on or before April 25, 2014. As a general rule, the first property tax installment payment is due to the county treasurer by May 12, 2014 and the second installment is due by November 10, 2014. 
Taxpayers interested in learning more about the assessment to tax billing cycle can visithttp://www.in.gov/dlgf/2516.htm. In depth information about how taxes and other public dollars are budgeted and spent by Indiana's local units of government may be found on the Indiana Gateway for Government Units website at: https://gateway.ifionline.org/.

About DLGF
The Department of Local Government Finance is responsible for ensuring property tax assessment and local government budgeting are carried out in accordance with Indiana law. The DLGF is charged with publishing property tax assessment rules and annually reviewing and approving the tax rates and levies of every political subdivision in the state, including all counties, cities, towns, townships, school corporations, libraries, and other entities with tax levy authority.