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Roger A. Bainbridge
401 S. Adams St., Suite 222
Marion, IN 46953
(765) 668-6552
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Email: grantcountyauditor@gmail.com
Website: auditor.grantcounty27.us
Help/FAQ
Property Tax Deductions
THE DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS IS THE LAST BUSINESS DAY OF THE YEAR, EXCEPT FOR GEOTHERMAL, SOLAR AND WIND TURBINES. THE DEADLINE FOR THOSE DEDUCTIONS IS DETERMINED BY THE ASSESSOR.

MORTGAGE DEDUCTION: $3,000 Total Deduction, per taxpayer, from the Gross Assessed Value of Property
  • Taxpayer must be a resident of Indiana
  • Mortgage must have a mortgage balance of at least $3,000 at the time of filing, and cannot be solely a line-of-credit
  • Mortgage must be recorded in the Grant County Recorders Office
  • Property owner must know the balance of mortgage and the name of the financial institution which holds the mortgage.
  • Property owner is responsible for re-filing for a mortgage deduction when refinancing or obtaining a new mortgage
  • Homestead deduction is not affected by a mortgage refinance

HOMESTEAD DEDUCTION: 60% deduction from the Gross Assessed Value, or $45,000.00 (whichever is less)
  • The property owner is responsible for filing the Homestead deduction application
  • Applicant must bring, in person or by duly recorded Power of Attorney, valid driver's license or state ID and the last five digits of their social security number to the auditor's office.

65 and OVER DEDUCTION: Lesser of 1/2 of the Gross Assessed Value of Property, or $12,480
  • Applicant must have been owner (or contract buyer) of the property for at least one year, and must use property as primary residence (or reside in a nursing home or hospital)
  • Property cannot be used as rental income property
  • Owner must have turned 65 on or before December 31 of the year of the filing for the deduction
  • All joint tenants or tenants in common of the property (except spouse) must reside in the property
  • Most recent federal or state income tax returns for applicant and all co-owners is required
  • Valid Indiana driver's license or Indiana ID card is required
  • Property Gross Assessed Value may not exceed $182,430.00 and applicant's combined Adjusted Gross Income may not exceed $25,000

65 and OVER "CIRCUIT BREAKER" CREDIT: Prevents property tax liability from increasing more than 2% over the previous year's tax liability
  • Applicant qualifies, except for income imitation, in current and preceding calendar years for homestead deduction
  • Filing most recent tax return as single - maximum adjusted gross income (AGI) of $30,000
  • Filing most recent tax return as joint - maximum AGI of $40,000
  • Same age restrictions as Over 65 deduction
  • Property Gross Assessed Value may not exceed $160,000

BLIND/DISABLED DEDUCTION: $12,480.00 Deduction from the Gross Assessed value of Property
  • Applicant must bring proof of income, Federal or State income tax returns, Social Security award Certificate or a Doctor's Statement for proof of disability
  • Applicant's income may not exceed $17,000
  • Taxpayer must qualify for a Homestead deduction before or at the same time as a disability deduction

DISABLED VETERAN DEDUCTION: Deduction amounts vary. Total assessment can not exceed $175,000.00
  • Applicant must furnish the Auditor with Abatement form from Veterans Affairs located in the County Building on the third floor

GEOTHERMAL/SOLAR/WIND TURBINE DEDUCTION: Check with the County assessor for filing deadline
  • Applicant must file exemption and complete questionnaire
  • Questionnaire and application must be brought back to the Auditors Office for Certification
  • The deduction is based on the Assessed value of the Unit itself
    Non-Tax
  • Applicant must file on any new property not included in previous filings
  • Applicants are not required to file every year unless property has changed



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