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Fort Wayne Homeowners: Do not discard the pink sheet of paper that came with your property tax bill! This form is a “Homestead Verification Form,” and it must be completed and returned to the Auditor’s Office if the homeowner wants to continue receiving the benefit of the Homestead Deduction – the most commonly used property tax deduction in Indiana.
“Completing the form confirms that the individual is using the property as his or her permanent home, an eligibility requirement of the deduction,” County Auditor Lisa Blosser said. “The homestead deduction gives a qualifying individual or couple a substantial property tax benefit by lowering their property tax obligation, when individuals who do not qualify receive this benefit, it cost other taxpayers more.”
Individuals or married couples claiming the homestead deduction must provide the last five digits of their driver’s license and social security numbers. This information will be placed in a secure database that will enable all county auditors in Indiana to cross-check names, identifying those who may be claiming a homestead deduction in more than one county.
Specific questions about property tax deduction eligibility or the homestead verification form should be directed to the county auditor. The Auditor’s office is in room 102 in the City County Building. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or you can call 260-449-7241. Additional information is available on the Auditor’s website at www.AllenCountyAuditor.us.
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