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Introduced House Bill (H)

Authored by

DIGEST

Duties of county auditors. Makes the filing deadlines for property tax deductions applicable to mobile homes and manufactured homes that are not assessed as real property the same as the filing deadlines for property tax deductions applicable to real property. Provides that weed control charges incurred by counties, cities, towns, and townships for removal of noxious weeds and detrimental vegetation on private property are to be collected in the manner that municipal sewer charges are collected and imposes an additional $20 collection fee. Increases the maximum amount of the county option fee that a county auditor may charge for endorsing Duties of county auditors. Makes the filing deadlines for property tax deductions applicable to mobile homes and manufactured homes that are not assessed as real property the same as the filing deadlines for property tax deductions applicable to real property. Provides that weed control charges incurred by counties, cities, towns, and townships for removal of noxious weeds and detrimental vegetation on private property are to be collected in the manner that municipal sewer charges are collected and imposes an additional $20 collection fee. Increases the maximum amount of the county option fee that a county auditor may charge for endorsing a real estate conveyance document from $5 to $10 and provides that 50% of the fee revenue must be used to maintain plat books and 50% of the fee revenue must be used to develop and maintain electronic plat books. Provides that a redevelopment commission or other entity that creates a tax increment financing area shall file the resolution and supporting documents that create the tax increment financing area with the county auditor in which the tax increment financing area is located within 30 days after the redevelopment commission takes final action on the resolution. Provides that if a redevelopment commission or other entity that creates a tax increment financing area fails to file the resolution and supporting documents with the county auditor before the first anniversary of the effective date of the tax increment financing area, the county auditor shall use the assessment date immediately preceding the date on which the documents were filed to compute the base assessed value of the tax increment financing area. Urges a legislative study of the advisability of eliminating the mortgage property tax deduction and the advisability of increasing the homestead standard deduction. ... View more