TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
NOTE: If you own property in Grant County and have not received a tax bill in the mail by Friday, April 25, 2014, please contact our office. It is likely that the mailing address on file with the Auditor's office was not valid or current at the time of printing and the statement has been returned to our office. FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX STATEMENT BY MAIL DOES NOT RELIEVE TAXPAYER OF THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT AND PENALTIES WHEN DELINQUENT.
THE TREASURER'S OFFICE WILL ACCEPT PAYMENTS ON 2013 PAY 2014 TAXES AT ANY TIME, EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR TAX BILL. ***
THE SPRING FIRST INSTALLMENT DUE DATE FOR 2013 PAYABLE 2014 IS MIDNIGHT, MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014.
THE FALL SECOND INSTALLMENT IS DUE MIDNIGHT, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014.
A 10% penalty was been applied to 2012 payable 2013 delinquencies and will show on your 2013 pay 2014 taxes.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DECREASE
IN LOIT CREDIT ON PROPERTY TAXES
By the Grant County Auditor (edited)
"Many taxpayers are asking why the LOIT credit for property taxes has decreased for the 2013 payable 2014 tax year. The following is an explanation of how this came about:
Back in 2011, the State of Indiana issued its numbers on how much in Local Option Income Taxes (LOIT) had been withheld from Grant County wage earners, and submitted to the Indiana Department of Revenue, by employers during 2010. Those numbers represented what Grant County would expect to receive from the state in LOIT tax income during 2012, since 2011 was already underway. Any LOIT income which is received by Grant County is then used to reduce property taxes which are payable in that year.
On April 5, 2012, Indiana budget officials announced that they had shorted Indiana counties by $205 million dollars in LOIT funds. On April 9, 2012, Grant County received $1.5 million dollars as its portion of the mishandled funds, but the 2011 payable 2012 property tax statements had already been calculated and were in production when the funds arrived, so the property tax statements were understated in the amount of LOIT credit which was on them.
That credit shortage was then added onto the normal LOIT credit for the 2012 payable 2013 property tax year, which served to reduce property taxes for just that one year. Now, for the property tax year 2013 payable 2014, the credit is again back to normal and property taxes are back to where they should be, albeit higher than the year before.
Please feel free to call us at 765-668-6552, or you may send us an e-mail at: email@example.com if you have further questions or suggestions on how we can make this issue easier to understand.
The Grant County Auditor's office wants taxpayers to know as much as possible about the process which is used to provide necessary services to them.”
March 31, 2014
Although the Treasurer's Office does not set up official payment plans, we do accept payments of any amount and at any time to help taxpayer's with their personal or family budgets. However, the full amount of payment must be paid in full by the deadline noted to avoid penalty.
NORMAL PROCEDURE IS THAT TAX PAYMENT INFORMATION IS UPDATED DAILY TO REFLECT PAYMENTS POSTED IN THE TREASURER'S OFFICE. HOWEVER, DURING HEAVY COLLECTION TIMES (END OF APRIL THROUGH END OF MAY AND END OF OCTOBER THROUGH END OF NOVEMBER) WHILE OUR OFFICE STRIVES TO POST PAYMENTS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, THERE MAY BE A FEW WEEKS' WAITING TIME BEFORE YOU SEE YOUR PAYMENT POSTED OR SEE YOUR CHECK CLEAR THE BANK. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WE ARE WORKING AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO POST PAYMENTS WHILE MAINTAINING THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF THE TREASURER'S OFFICE IN SERVING THE PUBLIC.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS CAN NOW BE USED TO MAKE PAYMENTS IN THE GRANT COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE (3% convenience fee applies)!
CARDS ACCEPTED ARE VISA, MASTERCARD, AND DISCOVER.
(A $3.00 convenience fee is charged for all transactions under $100.00.)
To make a payment ONLINE, go to www.paygov.us, or click on the PAY TAXES BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD link on the left. To make a payment by PHONE, or if you have questions about making a payment, call 1-866-480-8552. Both options are available 24/7/365.
Certified 2013 payable 2014 property tax amounts are currently noted on this website.
For assistance in searching for a parcel, please refer to the Help/FAQ section to the left.
TO GET A PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT RECEIPT, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, along with the bottom portion of the payment coupon sheet (which says "FOR A RECEIPT, RETURN THIS PORTION WITH A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE WHEN MAKING A PAYMENT" on the reverse). That bottom portion(Copy C), which constitutes the official receipt for both installments, will be returned to you in that envelope.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS that are not covered in the Help/FAQ section to the left, please let us know. E-mail is the quickest and most accurate way of communicating with the Grant County Treasurer's Office. Our e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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