2013 Indiana General Assembly

Plan to postpone LaPorte County spring property tax bill headed to governor

2013-03-28T15:07:00Z 2013-03-28T17:57:04Z Plan to postpone LaPorte County spring property tax bill headed to governorBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | All that stands between LaPorte County property owners and one less tax bill this year is the signature of Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

The Indiana House voted 93-0 Thursday to accept changes made by the Senate to House Bill 1261, which allows the Department of Local Government Finance to permit LaPorte County to skip its provisional spring tax bill and send only a full-year tax bill in the fall.

State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, said property owners deserve a break after recently paying up to six prior-year tax billings due to unprecedented delays caused by an assessment dispute.

"This is hopefully the last you'll ever hear of the LaPorte property tax situation," Dermody told lawmakers.

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