Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

AG Zoeller, Clark County Auditor Snelling warn about tax sale fraud targeting homeowners

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Clark County Auditor Monty Snelling are joining forces to help prevent fraud targeting Hoosier homeowners. Zoeller said fraudsters have found ways to victimize homeowners who fall behind on their property taxes and have their homes listed at tax sale.

AG Zoeller files lawsuit against serial home repair scammers who stole $280K from Indy-area...

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit today against serial home repair fraudsters who allegedly scammed at least 41 Indianapolis-area residents out of more than $280,000 after conducting similar schemes against Ohio and Kentucky residents.

Justice Department Charges Owner of Indiana Mobile Home Park with Discrimination Against Families with...

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the corporate owner and agent of the Gentle Manor Estates, a 173-lot mobile home park located in Crown Point, Indiana, for discriminating against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act

Seniors, Young Homeowners Likely Supporters of Popular Tax Cap Measure, Say Senate Authors

STATEHOUSE, IN - November 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senior citizens and young homeowners are likely among the growing number of Hoosier voters who support adding Indiana's property tax caps to the state constitution, say the ballot measure's co-authors

Hill Supports Homebuyers Assistance and Improvement Act

Washington, DC - June 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill supported a straightforward and paid-for bill today that will directly help those Hoosiers who entered into a contract to buy a home to access the first-time homebuyer tax credit by April 30. H.R. 5623, the Homebuyers Assistance and Improvement Act, extends until October 1 the deadline for closing in order to be eligible for the credit. Under current law, these homebuyers were required to close by June 30 to receive the credit.“As of mid-April, about 40,000 Hoosiers had taken advantage of this tax credit,” Hill said. “It’s a targeted and timely credit that has rendered real success. I’ve heard from many constituents who asked me to support this extension in order to ensure they can get the credit.”

Sen. Hershman: One Simple Form Guarantees Valuable Credits for Hoosier Property Owners

STATEHOUSE, IN - May 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) says by completing and mailing back one simple form included in local property tax statements, eligible property owners will receive valuable tax credits while helping county governments better monitor homestead filings and prevent fraud.

Rep Burton Says Democrat’s Outrageous Spending Spree Must Stop!

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Burton offered the following statement to commemorate Tax Day in America: “Today millions of Hoosiers are filing their taxes, many are also writing out a check to the government, and wondering what they are getting for their hard-earned money. So far, under Nancy Pelosi’s Leadership, Hoosiers have gotten more government control over their lives, trillions of dollars in budget deficits and tens of trillions of dollars of government debt for as far as the eye can see

Senate committee approves Mrvan bill to halt late property tax bills

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - February 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy committee unanimously approved a measure on Tuesday that would make changes to the property tax billing process. State Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond), who is co-sponsoring House Bill (HB) 1059 in the Senate, says the measure would provide property taxpayers with proper notice of the tax amount due on their properties and maintain a consistent schedule for bills.

Broden supports bankruptcy exemption for Earned Income Tax Credit

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - February 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Senate Appropriations committee voted 9 to 2 Thursday to approve House Bill (HB) 1021 sponsored by State Senator John Broden (D-South Bend) that would allow for exemptions to be made in bankruptcy matters. The bill would allow a debtor's Indiana Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to be considered exempt property under the bankruptcy property exemption statute

Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance To Senate

STATEHOUSE - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Jack Lutz (R-Anderson) released the following statement today in response to the passage of HJR1, the constitutional amendment to permanently cap homeowners' property taxes. The measure passed the House by a vote of 75 to 23.

Hillєs Property Tax Assistance Legislation Extended Another Year under Tax Extenders Package

Washington, DC - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill has successfully ensured that his property tax relief language included in the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 will be incorporated into the Tax Extenders Act of 2009, H.R. 4213. The bill, which is scheduled for a vote tomorrow, would extend Hill’s property tax relief for another year.

Hill Reminds Southern Indiana Residents about Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

Washington, DC - December 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill wants to remind Southern Indiana residents that potential homebuyers will be able to take advantage of the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit through next spring. The extension took effect yesterday, December 1, 2009, and will last until April 30, 2010

Permanent Property Tax Caps Must Pass Now

December 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- During the 2008 legislative session, I voted in favor of House Enrolled Act 1001, which enacted major property tax reform. During the same session, I also voted in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 1, which started the process of placing the property tax caps permanently in our state's Constitution.

Hill Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits, Homebuyers’ Tax Credit and Business Tax Relief to...

H.R. 3548 was passed by the House Thursday and signed into law by President Obama Friday. Washington, DC - November 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Late last week, Congressman Baron Hill voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to American families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, H.R. 3548, will provide immediate assistance, extending relief to millions of workers, families, and businesses nationwide. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, November 5, 2009, and signed into law the next day by President Obama.

Carson Votes to Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Homebuyes’ Tax Credit, Tax Relief for Businesses

Washington, D.C. - November 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Thursday, Congressman André Carson joined his House colleagues in voting to extend unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses

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ROKITA STATEMENT ON JOHN GREGG INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg released his infrastructure plan for Indiana, proposing a raid on the Next Generation Trust Fund to fund new projects. As the Hoosier majority Member on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to Mr. Gregg’s proposal

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IPLA becomes fourth agency to join online business portal INBiz Real...

Since April 2016, INBiz has helped Indiana business owners fulfill many of their requirements with the state. Now, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) is joining INBiz to allow real estate licensees to complete real estate license transfers and transactions online.