Tax assessment notices are out for 2019 and many taxpayers have seen sharp increases. Property owners from retail shops to large manufacturing facilities have seen increases of anywhere from 60% to over 200% increases. All owners, property managers, CFO’s, and Controllers should take a close look at their assessments and investigate reasons for increases. Any time a taxpayer sees more than a 5% increase in assessed value it is a red flag and should be appealed. According to Indiana Code if an assessment is increased by more than 5% and that property is appealed, the burden of proof rests with the assessor as to why that assessment has gone up.
You must act quickly. The deadline to file an appeal in Elkhart County Assessor’s Office is July 16th. Taxpayers can get their property records online at Elkhart County Assessor. You can call your assessor for more information at (574) 535-6700. There is also helpful information at the Department of Local Government Finance.
If a taxpayer needs more in-depth expert advice contact Correct Property Tax LLC (574) 286-0431. They will handle the appeal with no fee unless they win. The owner of Correct Property Tax, Beth@CorrectPropertyTax.com , has 30 years experience reducing taxes for national companies and locally owned businesses.