Indiana Property Tax Appeal

Indiana Property Tax Appeal s

SFT Now Handling Indiana Property Tax Appeal s in 91 of 92 Indiana Counties*

SFT Lawyers is proud to announce its new and innovative Indiana Property Tax Appeal practice! After many years of representing the side of local government in Indiana Property Tax Appeal s, SFT Lawyers is ready to work for you to handle your Indiana Property Tax Appeal and lower your Indiana property tax bill TODAY! If you want a lower tax bill this year, SFT Lawyers has the experienced and knowledgeable Indiana property tax appeal attorneys to assist you! SFT Lawyers is currently taking Indiana Property Tax Appeal s in 91 of 92 Indiana counties.* (You can check your Lake County property tax assessment here. You can check your LaPorte County property tax assessment here. You can check your St. Joseph County property tax assessment here. You can check your Starke County property tax assessment here.)

Does Your Business Own Commercial Property? Are the Indiana Property Tax Bills Excessive?  Have You Considered an Indiana Property Tax Appeal?

In Indiana, most commercial property is subject to a three percent (3%) maximum tax bill based upon the property’s assessed value. The proportion of tax is a fixed value based upon the cost of operating local government, i.e. “tax burden”.  This “tax burden” is distributed among the taxpayers in a given district based upon the assessed value of the property in question.  A property’s “assessed value” is based on a specific formula for the type of use of the particular structure.  This is supposed to reflect the property’s “market value in use,” but quite often the formula can produce a value much higher than the market for the particular property would suggest.  This excess value causes your tax bill to dramatically increase.  Filing an Indiana Property Tax Appeal could significantly reduce your property tax bill.  If you maintain a charity or nonprofit, SFT Lawyers are highly experienced in arguing such exemptions before local and state boards, which can completely eliminate your Indiana property tax bill.

Do You Own Multiple Investment Properties and Want to Lower Your Indiana Property Tax Bills by Filing an Indiana Property Tax Appeal?

Residential rental properties in Indiana are subject to a two percent (2%) cap on total assessed value.  This means that your property tax bill is calculated based upon what the assessor determines the value of your real estate to be based upon the “mass appraisal method”. The “mass appraisal method” of assessment basically means that a given county assessor determines the value of your property based upon weighted averages of real estate sales in the given neighborhoods where your properties are located.  This is simply an estimate of your property’s worth, and this method is far from perfect.  This method simply aims to come close to what the value might be if your property is perfectly comparable to the other residential properties in your neighborhood.  What consists of a “neighborhood” is determined by the individual assessor, and these estimated values can often exceed your property’s true market value in use. This causes your Indiana property tax bill to become excessive. Filing an Indiana Property Tax Appeal could significantly reduce your property tax bill.

Are the Property Tax Bills on Your Family’s Home Too High?  SFT Lawyers Can File Your Indiana Property Tax Appeal TODAY!

Your home is your castle.  You shouldn’t have to pay astronomical tax bills just to own your property. In Indiana, your primary residence is entitled to a one percent (1%) maximum tax bill proportionate to your home’s assessed value. In addition, you will likely qualify for Indiana’s homestead exemption or mortgage exemption if you are using the home as your primary residence. Not only can SFT Lawyers file your Indiana Property Tax Appeal to reduce your home’s assessed value (and therefore your tax bill), SFT Lawyers can make sure that you are receiving the maximum number of deductions and credits to which you are entitled.  In certain cases, married couples can maintain more than one (1) exemption. Please call for a FREE CONSULTATION for advice concerning your Indiana Property Tax Appeal, and any questions you may have concerning your homestead, mortgage, veteran, or other deduction or credit to which you may be entitled to lower your Indiana property tax bill.

Lower Your Tax Bill TODAY! DO NOT DELAY! Filing Your Indiana Property Tax Appeal is Time Sensitive!

The time window to file your Indiana Property Tax Appeal is extremely narrow. You have a total of forty five (45) days from the date of receiving your Fall property tax bill, OR, the Form 11 “Notice of Assessment,” whichever occurs earlier.  Forty five (45) days is not a long time. Indiana Property Tax Appeals can take time to prepare. However, Indiana Property Tax Appeals can be well worth it. Call SFT Lawyers TODAY to get a FREE CONSULTATION to determine if filing an Indiana Property Tax Appeal can benefit you!  (219) 841-5683.

*SFT Lawyers is currently prohibited from accepting appeals in Porter County, Indiana due to a conflict of interest created by its current representation of the Porter County Assessor in Indiana property tax appeal matters.