Blog Post December 1, 2021

Pay Less Property Tax

Don’t pay too much property tax! There are big savings to be had if you purchased a house or refinanced your mortgage in 2021.

If you bought a home this year that is your primary residence, property tax deductions must be filed with your county auditor by December 31Homestead and mortgage deductions can save you nearly 50% on your annual tax bill! 

When you buy a home, the title company usually files the homestead deduction for you, but I always recommend double-checking that it was accepted and posted by the county auditor before the end of the year since this is such a huge savings.  The mortgage deduction is not always filed for you by the title company (it is considerably less $$$, but it is still money saved), so you will need to check on that as well.

Deductions are also available for veterans, seniors, geothermal systems, and more. Check out this Indiana website for details.

You do not need to fill out forms before visiting the county auditor’s office, simply take your whole file from closing with you and they will take out the papers they need and give you forms to complete. Very simple.

You also want to make sure your exemptions are still on your property if you REFINANCED the mortgage of your primary residence this year.

Here is a contact list for all the Central Indiana auditors:

HAMILTON CO AUDITOR
33 N. 9th St. #L21, Noblesville
317.776.8401
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (M-F)
HamiltonCounty.IN.Gov/443/Auditors-Office
MARION CO AUDITOR
200 E. Washington St. #841, Indianapolis
317.327.4646
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (M-F)
Indy.Gov/Agency/Marion-County-Auditors-Office
HENDRICKS CO AUDITOR
355 S. Washington St. #202, Danville
317.745.9300
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (M-F)
Co.Hendricks.IN.US/Auditor
 

BOONE CO AUDITOR
201 Courthouse Sq., Lebanon
765.482.2940
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (M-F)
BooneCounty.IN.Gov/Offices/Auditor

 

JOHNSON CO AUDITOR
86 W. Court St., Franklin
317.346.4310
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (M-F)
Co.Johnson.IN.US/Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call me if you have any questions!