In order for these deductions to be applied to your property, you must be the owner as of December 31st. The application must also be filed on or before December 31st of the tax year in which you wish to receive the deduction. A taxpayer cannot receive the same deduction on multiple properties, and the credit must be applied to your principal place of residence.
The above provisions apply to properties owned within Marion County and the State of Indiana. A taxpayer cannot receive the Homestead Deduction in multiple states as the homestead is considered the “principle place of residence”.
If you refinance or have a deed change at any time, you will need to re-file these deductions.
Forms can be mailed or you may complete the forms in person at the Auditor's Office. The Auditor's Real Estate office is located in the City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St., Suite 841. The office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. You can reach a customer service representative by calling (317) 327-4646.
The Marion County Auditor's office coordinates a number of property tax deductions for Marion County homeowners. The chart below lists a number of conditions which may make a person eligible for a deduction and the corresponding type of deduction. This chart does not list all conditions. The deduction titles link to pages that describe the specific requirements of each deduction and how you can apply for the deduction.
If you meet these conditions
You may be eligible for this deduction
You own property or a mobile home or are buying one on a recorded contract, and you are over the age of 65.
Deduction for Persons over 65 or Surviving Spouses
You own property or are buying on a recorded contract, use it as your primary place of residence, and are blind or disabled.
Deduction for Blind or Disabled Persons
You are a totally disabled veteran or are a veteran at least age 62 with at least 10% disability.
Totally Disabled Veteran Deduction
You are a partially disabled veteran.
Partially Disabled Veteran Deduction
You are a World War I veteran.
World War I Veteran Deduction
You are a surviving spouse of a World War I veteran.
Surviving Spouse of a World War I Veteran Deduction