2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. Taxation
ARTICLE 1.1. PROPERTY TAXES
CHAPTER 16. Limitations on the Powers of Officials and Boards to Change Personal Property Assessments
6-1.1-16-1. Notice; time requirements; appeal of preliminary determination

Universal Citation: IN Code § 6-1.1-16-1 (2018)
IC 6-1.1-16-1 Notice; time requirements; appeal of preliminary determination

     Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in section 2 of this chapter, an assessing official or county property tax assessment board of appeals may not change the assessed value claimed by a taxpayer on a personal property return unless the assessing official or county property tax assessment board of appeals takes the action and gives the notice required by IC 6-1.1-3-20 within the following periods:

(1) A township assessor (if any) must make a change in the assessed value and give the notice of the change on or before the later of:

(A) September 15 of the year for which the assessment is made; or

(B) four (4) months from the date the personal property return is filed if the return is filed after the filing date for the personal property tax return.

(2) A county assessor or county property tax assessment board of appeals must make a change in the assessed value, including the final determination by the board of an assessment changed by an assessing official, and give the notice of the change on or before the later of:

(A) October 30 of the year for which the assessment is made; or

(B) five (5) months from the date the personal property return is filed if the return is filed after the filing date for the personal property tax return.

(3) The department of local government finance must make a preliminary change in the assessed value and give the notice of the change on or before the later of:

(A) October 1 of the year immediately following the year for which the assessment is made; or

(B) sixteen (16) months from the date the personal property return is filed if the return is filed after the filing date for the personal property tax return.

     (b) Except as provided in section 2 of this chapter, if an assessing official or a county property tax assessment board of appeals fails to change an assessment and give notice of the change within the time prescribed by this section, the assessed value claimed by the taxpayer on the personal property return is final.

     (c) This section does not limit the authority of a county auditor to correct errors in a tax duplicate under IC 6-1.1-15-12.1.

     (d) This section does not apply if the taxpayer:

(1) fails to file a personal property return which substantially complies with this article and the regulations of the department of local government finance; or

(2) files a fraudulent personal property return with the intent to evade the payment of property taxes.

     (e) A taxpayer may appeal a preliminary determination of the department of local government finance under subsection (a)(3) to the Indiana board. An appeal under this subdivision shall be conducted in the same manner as an appeal under IC 6-1.1-15-4 through IC 6-1.1-15-8. A preliminary determination that is not appealed under this subsection is a final unappealable order of the department of local government finance.

[Pre-1975 Property Tax Recodification Citations: 6-1-31-10; 6-1-31-13.]

Formerly: Acts 1975, P.L.47, SEC.1. As amended by P.L.69-1983, SEC.4; P.L.6-1997, SEC.78; P.L.90-2002, SEC.144; P.L.146-2008, SEC.144; P.L.111-2014, SEC.25; P.L.232-2017, SEC.24.

 

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