2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. Taxation
ARTICLE 1.1. PROPERTY TAXES
CHAPTER 12. Assessed Value Deductions and Deduction Procedures
6-1.1-12-16. Deduction for surviving spouse of veteran; limitations; contract purchaser
Sec. 16. (a) Except as provided in section 40.5 of this chapter, a surviving spouse may have the sum of eighteen thousand seven hundred twenty dollars ($18,720) deducted from the assessed value of his or her tangible property, or real property, mobile home not assessed as real property, or manufactured home not assessed as real property that the surviving spouse is buying under a contract that provides that the surviving spouse 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 deceased spouse served in the military or naval forces of the United States before November 12, 1918;
(2) the deceased spouse received an honorable discharge; and
(3) the surviving spouse:
(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 17 of this chapter is filed.
(b) A surviving spouse who receives the deduction provided by this section may not receive the deduction provided by section 13 of this chapter. However, he or she may receive any other deduction which he or she is entitled to by law.
(c) 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: 6-1-6.5-1 part.]
Formerly: Acts 1975, P.L.47, SEC.1; Acts 1975, P.L.21, SEC.7. As amended by Acts 1978, P.L.33, SEC.2; Acts 1982, P.L.45, SEC.8; P.L.6-1997, SEC.50; P.L.291-2001, SEC.138; P.L.20-2004, SEC.5; P.L.144-2008, SEC.20; P.L.1-2009, SEC.31.