Column: Small property tax increase astounding change in state



We’ve got most of the property tax numbers for 2013 now. Let’s look at what happened to homeowner tax bills.

Why homeowners and not farmers, landlords or business owners? Because there are more homeowners than any other kind of property owner. Besides, I’m a homeowner and I want to know.

The Legislative Services Agency is posting its annual reports on the property tax by county for 2013. (Disclaimer: I helped.) You can see the reports at www.in.gov/legislative/2397.htm. Part of each report looks at homesteads, which are owner-occupied primary residences.

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