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Deadline Extended For Greene County Homestead Verifications

Last updated on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

(BLOOMFIELD) - Greene County property owners who have not filed their Homestead Verification form with the auditor’s office still have time to complete the process.

Nick Schneider of the Greene County Daily World reports that Greene County Auditor Matt Baker says it takes just a couple of minutes to finish the form.

He has extended the deadline to file the verification form until the close of the business day on Monday, March 25.

The courthouse is open until 4 p.m.

"There are about 700 or so that have not come into my office to fill it out. I simply want to give each taxpayer one more opportunity to fill this form out before I turn it over for tax billing," Baker said.

Not filing a homestead exemption could be costly to a property owner.

The maximum standard deduction is $45,000 and the benefit of the Homestead supplemental, an additional 35% deducted off gross tax less the standard deduction, according to information from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).

When you file you will need your Social Security and driver's license numbers as well as those numbers for any other individuals living in the home as their primary residence.
Property owners have had three years to file this paperwork and Baker is unclear why so many people have failed to follow the simple process.

If you have questions regarding this process or any other exemptions contact the Greene County Auditor's office at 384-8658 or by email at auditor@co.greene.in.us

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