2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. Taxation
ARTICLE 1.1. PROPERTY TAXES
CHAPTER 12.1. Deduction for Rehabilitation or Redevelopment of Real Property in Economic Revitalization Areas
6-1.1-12.1-1. Definitions

Universal Citation: IN Code § 6-1.1-12.1-1 (2017)
IC 6-1.1-12.1-1 Definitions

     Sec. 1. For purposes of this chapter:

(1) "Economic revitalization area" means an area which is within the corporate limits of a city, town, or county which has become undesirable for, or impossible of, normal development and occupancy because of a lack of development, cessation of growth, deterioration of improvements or character of occupancy, age, obsolescence, substandard buildings, or other factors which have impaired values or prevent a normal development of property or use of property. The term "economic revitalization area" also includes:

(A) any area where a facility or a group of facilities that are technologically, economically, or energy obsolete are located and where the obsolescence may lead to a decline in employment and tax revenues; and

(B) a residentially distressed area, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(2) "City" means any city in this state, and "town" means any town incorporated under IC 36-5-1.

(3) "New manufacturing equipment" means tangible personal property that a deduction applicant:

(A) installs on or before the approval deadline determined under section 9 of this chapter, in an area that is declared an economic revitalization area in which a deduction for tangible personal property is allowed;

(B) uses in the direct production, manufacture, fabrication, assembly, extraction, mining, processing, refining, or finishing of other tangible personal property, including but not limited to use to dispose of solid waste or hazardous waste by converting the solid waste or hazardous waste into energy or other useful products;

(C) acquires for use as described in clause (B):

(i) in an arms length transaction from an entity that is not an affiliate of the deduction applicant, if the tangible personal property has been previously used in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A); or

(ii) in any manner, if the tangible personal property has never been previously used in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A); and

(D) has never used for any purpose in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A).

(4) "Property" means a building or structure, but does not include land.

(5) "Redevelopment" means the construction of new structures, in economic revitalization areas, either:

(A) on unimproved real estate; or

(B) on real estate upon which a prior existing structure is demolished to allow for a new construction.

(6) "Rehabilitation" means the remodeling, repair, or betterment of property in any manner or any enlargement or extension of property.

(7) "Designating body" means the following:

(A) For a county that does not contain a consolidated city, the fiscal body of the county, city, or town.

(B) For a county containing a consolidated city, the metropolitan development commission.

(8) "Deduction application" means:

(A) the application filed in accordance with section 5 of this chapter by a property owner who desires to obtain the deduction provided by section 3 of this chapter;

(B) the application filed in accordance with section 5.4 of this chapter by a person who desires to obtain the deduction provided by section 4.5 of this chapter; or

(C) the application filed in accordance with section 5.3 of this chapter by a property owner that desires to obtain the deduction provided by section 4.8 of this chapter.

(9) "Designation application" means an application that is filed with a designating body to assist that body in making a determination about whether a particular area should be designated as an economic revitalization area.

(10) "Hazardous waste" has the meaning set forth in IC 13-11-2-99(a). The term includes waste determined to be a hazardous waste under IC 13-22-2-3(b).

(11) "Solid waste" has the meaning set forth in IC 13-11-2-205(a). However, the term does not include dead animals or any animal solid or semisolid wastes.

(12) "New research and development equipment" means tangible personal property that:

(A) a deduction applicant installs on or before the approval deadline determined under section 9 of this chapter, in an economic revitalization area in which a deduction for tangible personal property is allowed;

(B) consists of:

(i) laboratory equipment;

(ii) research and development equipment;

(iii) computers and computer software;

(iv) telecommunications equipment; or

(v) testing equipment;

(C) the deduction applicant uses in research and development activities devoted directly and exclusively to experimental or laboratory research and development for new products, new uses of existing products, or improving or testing existing products;

(D) the deduction applicant acquires for purposes described in this subdivision:

(i) in an arms length transaction from an entity that is not an affiliate of the deduction applicant, if the tangible personal property has been previously used in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A); or

(ii) in any manner, if the tangible personal property has never been previously used in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A); and

(E) the deduction applicant has never used for any purpose in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A).

The term does not include equipment installed in facilities used for or in connection with efficiency surveys, management studies, consumer surveys, economic surveys, advertising or promotion, or research in connection with literacy, history, or similar projects.

(13) "New logistical distribution equipment" means tangible personal property that:

(A) a deduction applicant installs on or before the approval deadline determined under section 9 of this chapter, in an economic revitalization area in which a deduction for tangible personal property is allowed;

(B) consists of:

(i) racking equipment;

(ii) scanning or coding equipment;

(iii) separators;

(iv) conveyors;

(v) fork lifts or lifting equipment (including "walk behinds");

(vi) transitional moving equipment;

(vii) packaging equipment;

(viii) sorting and picking equipment; or

(ix) software for technology used in logistical distribution;

(C) the deduction applicant acquires for the storage or distribution of goods, services, or information:

(i) in an arms length transaction from an entity that is not an affiliate of the deduction applicant, if the tangible personal property has been previously used in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A); and

(ii) in any manner, if the tangible personal property has never been previously used in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A); and

(D) the deduction applicant has never used for any purpose in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A).

(14) "New information technology equipment" means tangible personal property that:

(A) a deduction applicant installs on or before the approval deadline determined under section 9 of this chapter, in an economic revitalization area in which a deduction for tangible personal property is allowed;

(B) consists of equipment, including software, used in the fields of:

(i) information processing;

(ii) office automation;

(iii) telecommunication facilities and networks;

(iv) informatics;

(v) network administration;

(vi) software development; and

(vii) fiber optics;

(C) the deduction applicant acquires in an arms length transaction from an entity that is not an affiliate of the deduction applicant; and

(D) the deduction applicant never used for any purpose in Indiana before the installation described in clause (A).

(15) "Deduction applicant" means an owner of tangible personal property who makes a deduction application.

(16) "Affiliate" means an entity that effectively controls or is controlled by a deduction applicant or is associated with a deduction applicant under common ownership or control, whether by shareholdings or other means.

(17) "Eligible vacant building" means a building that:

(A) is zoned for commercial or industrial purposes; and

(B) is unoccupied for at least one (1) year before the owner of the building or a tenant of the owner occupies the building, as evidenced by a valid certificate of occupancy, paid utility receipts, executed lease agreements, or any other evidence of occupation that the department of local government finance requires.

As added by Acts 1977, P.L.69, SEC.1. Amended by Acts 1979, P.L.56, SEC.5; Acts 1980, P.L.42, SEC.1; Acts 1981, P.L.72, SEC.1; P.L.71-1983, SEC.1; P.L.56-1988, SEC.1; P.L.47-1990, SEC.2; P.L.42-1992, SEC.1; P.L.18-1992, SEC.21; P.L.25-1995, SEC.17; P.L.1-1996, SEC.39; P.L.4-2000, SEC.1; P.L.64-2004, SEC.4 and P.L.81-2004, SEC.48; P.L.216-2005, SEC.1; P.L.154-2006, SEC.24; P.L.219-2007, SEC.28; P.L.224-2007, SEC.4; P.L.288-2013, SEC.4.

 

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