2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. Taxation
ARTICLE 1.1. PROPERTY TAXES
CHAPTER 12. Assessed Value Deductions and Deduction Procedures
6-1.1-12-17. Claim by surviving spouse of veteran
Sec. 17. Except as provided in section 17.8 of this chapter and subject to section 45 of this chapter, a surviving spouse who desires to claim the deduction provided by section 16 of this chapter must file a statement with the auditor of the county in which the surviving spouse resides. With respect to real property, the statement must be completed and dated in the calendar year for which the person wishes to obtain the deduction and filed with the county auditor on or before January 5 of the immediately succeeding calendar year. With respect to a mobile home that is not assessed as real property or a manufactured home that is not assessed as real property, the statement must be filed during the twelve (12) months before March 31 of each year for which the individual wishes to obtain the deduction. The statement may be filed in person or by mail. If mailed, the mailing must be postmarked on or before the last day for filing. The statement shall contain:
(1) a sworn statement that the surviving spouse is entitled to the deduction; and
(2) the record number and page where the contract or memorandum of the contract is recorded, if the individual is buying the real property on a contract that provides that the individual is to pay property taxes on the real property.
In addition to the statement, the surviving spouse shall submit to the county auditor for the auditor's inspection a letter or certificate from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs establishing the service of the deceased spouse in the military or naval forces of the United States before November 12, 1918.
[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.8. As amended by Acts 1979, P.L.56, SEC.14; Acts 1982, P.L.44, SEC.5; Acts 1982, P.L.45, SEC.9; P.L.55-1988, SEC.6; P.L.1-1990, SEC.71; P.L.177-2002, SEC.4; P.L.154-2006, SEC.16; P.L.183-2007, SEC.5; P.L.144-2008, SEC.21; P.L.183-2014, SEC.10.