Form 11 appeal deadline rapidly approaching for Indiana landowners
Indiana landowners have until June 15 to file an appeal on the Form 11 notice of assessment. The Form 11 is an annual notice sent by the county assessor’s office informing landowners of the assessed value of their property as of January 1, 2022.
Katrina Hall, Senior Director, Policy Strategy & Advocacy for Indiana Farm Bureau says many farmers are seeing a substantial increase on their assessments. “If the value of their land, from year to the next, goes up more than 16.28%, then the assessor has changed some sort of the details of the characteristics of their farmland,” she says.
Hall says an increase in assessment will also increase the taxes for farmland. “The taxes that people paid this year were based on $1,290 as the base value for farmland,” she says. “For the value on the notice of assessment and for next year it will be $1,500.”
She tells Brownfield if farmers don’t agree with the change in assessment, they can file a Form 130 Taxpayer’s Notice to initiate an appeal. “By filing, the assessor must meet with the landowner and discuss the manner in which the assessment has been determined,” she says.
If an agreement isn’t reached the appeal will move to the local Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals where landowners must specify what is wrong with the assessment and have supportive evidence.
If Notices of Assessment in the county were mailed before May 1, landowners have until June 15, 2022, to file an appeal with the county assessor questioning the new values of their parcels. If the county mailed Notices of Assessment after May 1, landowners have until June 15, 2023, to file an appeal. The date of mailing is in the lower right-hand corner of the Notice of Assessment.
AUDIO: Katrina Hall, Indiana Farm Bureau