Allen County homeowners have until Jan. 3 to complete and date property tax deduction applications and must get them to the county Auditor's office no later than Jan. 5 for taxes payable in 2012.
Taxpayers do not need to reapply for deductions every year. Once appropriately placed on the property, the deduction automatically remains unless the taxpayer moves. Mortgage deductions must be refiled if the property is refinanced, however.
Taxpayers who have not moved in the past 24 months and would like to see the property tax deductions currently listed on their property may visit the Auditor's website at www.allencountyauditor.us.
Homeowners who will be at least 65 on or before Dec. 31 should visit the auditor's website to review the eligibility requirements for receiving the over-65 assessed value deduction and circuit-breaker credit.
A complete list of all deductions is available online at www.allencountyauditor.us. To see what deductions and credits were included on your 2011 tax bill, click the “Public Access Tax Info” link on the left and enter your name or address. To learn more about deductions and credits in general, click the “Property Tax Division” link on the left side.
Homestead, mortgage and over-65 deductions may be filed online. All other forms can be printed, completed and brought to the auditor's office in the City-County Building 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org