2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. Taxation
ARTICLE 1.1. PROPERTY TAXES
CHAPTER 12. Assessed Value Deductions and Deduction Procedures
6-1.1-12-13. Deduction for veteran with partial disability; limitations; surviving spouse; contract purchaser
Sec. 13. (a) Except as provided in section 40.5 of this chapter, an individual may have twenty-four thousand nine hundred sixty dollars ($24,960) deducted from the assessed value of the taxable tangible property that the individual owns, or real property, a mobile home not assessed as real property, or a manufactured home not assessed as real property that the individual is buying under a contract that provides that the individual is to pay property taxes on the real property, mobile home, or manufactured home, if the contract or a memorandum of the contract is recorded in the county recorder's office and if:
(1) the individual served in the military or naval forces of the United States during any of its wars;
(2) the individual received an honorable discharge;
(3) the individual has a disability with a service connected disability of ten percent (10%) or more;
(4) the individual's disability is evidenced by:
(A) a pension certificate, an award of compensation, or a disability compensation check issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
(B) a certificate of eligibility issued to the individual by the Indiana department of veterans' affairs after the Indiana department of veterans' affairs has determined that the individual's disability qualifies the individual to receive a deduction under this section; and
(5) the individual:
(A) owns the real property, mobile home, or manufactured home; or
(B) is buying the real property, mobile home, or manufactured home under contract;
on the date the statement required by section 15 of this chapter is filed.
(b) The surviving spouse of an individual may receive the deduction provided by this section if the individual satisfied the requirements of subsection (a)(1) through (a)(4) at the time of death and the surviving spouse satisfies the requirement of subsection (a)(5) at the time the deduction statement is filed. The surviving spouse is entitled to the deduction regardless of whether the property for which the deduction is claimed was owned by the deceased veteran or the surviving spouse before the deceased veteran's death.
(c) One who receives the deduction provided by this section may not receive the deduction provided by section 16 of this chapter. However, the individual may receive any other property tax deduction which the individual is entitled to by law.
(d) An individual who has sold real property, a mobile home not assessed as real property, or a manufactured home not assessed as real property to another person under a contract that provides that the contract buyer is to pay the property taxes on the real property, mobile home, or manufactured home may not claim the deduction provided under this section against that real property, mobile home, or manufactured home.
[Pre-1975 Property Tax Recodification Citation: 6-1-6-1.]
Formerly: Acts 1975, P.L.47, SEC.1; Acts 1975, P.L.21, SEC.5. As amended by Acts 1982, P.L.45, SEC.5; P.L.68-1983, SEC.1; P.L.60-1985, SEC.1; P.L.1-1990, SEC.68; P.L.6-1997, SEC.48; P.L.123-1999, SEC.1; P.L.291-2001, SEC.135; P.L.20-2004, SEC.3; P.L.99-2007, SEC.23; P.L.144-2008, SEC.17; P.L.1-2010, SEC.24; P.L.293-2013(ts), SEC.1.