Homestead Tax Deduction Audit

FORT WAYNE, Ind (WOWO): The Allen County Tax Office is conducting a homestead tax deduction audit.

The idea behind the audit is to make sure everyone who got the break was eligible for it.  Questionnaires are being sent to select homestead property owners to determine whether the deduction was deserved. 

Property owners will have 30 days to complete the form and return it to the auditor’s office.  Based on the answers, the Auditor’s office will either consider the person approved for the deduction or denied.  Should a deduction be denied, the property owner will be required to pay additional taxes and penalties for all the years the deduction benefit was improperly received.