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House Bill 1261

House Bill 1261

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1261 (Updated March 28, 2013 10:21 am - DI 84)

Property taxes in a covered county. Permits: (1) the current owner of a homestead in LaPorte County or another covered county to receive the deductions and credits that the current owner is eligible to receive for a current assessment date for all assessment dates for which delayed property taxes are due; and (2) the department of local government finance to authorize a delay in the payment of tax bills imposed for the March 1, 2012, or January 15, 2013, assessment date in LaPorte County or another covered county. Applies certain property tax procedures and policies that apply to delayed property taxes in LaPorte County to property taxes that are due and payable in 2013, including: (1) a right of a taxpayer to pay taxes by credit card, debit card, bank card, or electronic transfer; (2) a discretionary authority of the county council to authorize a 2% discount for property tax payments made within 30 days after statements are mailed or otherwise transmitted; (3) an exemption from tax sale for 12 months after the payment is due; and (4) permission to file an application for a standard deduction for a homestead within 45 days after the tax statement is mailed or otherwise transmitted. Requires these rights to be explained in the tax statement.
Current Status:
Signed by President of Senate
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