Under Indiana law, individuals or married couples claiming the deduction must complete the Homestead Verification Form at least once prior to the January 1, 2013 deadline. “Completing the form confirms that the individual is using the property as his or her permanent home, an eligibility requirement of the deduction,” Department of Local Government Finance Commissioner, Brian Bailey said.
Beginning as early as January 2013, county auditors will begin sending out letters to any taxpayer receiving the homestead deduction who did not file the homestead verification form on or before December 31, 2012. These will be notifications that the taxpayer’s homestead deduction is subject to termination.
Specific questions about property tax deduction eligibility or the homestead verification form should be directed to the Allen County Auditor at at (260) 449-7241.
Additional information is also available on the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance’s website athttp://www.in.gov/dlgf/8455.htm.