County Property Tax Payers May Get Pink Slips

Some Jackson County homeowners will be getting pink slips in with property tax bills this week. The county is not firing property owners but is requiring additional information to maintain a homestead deduction.
“Individuals or married couples claiming the homestead deduction must provide the last five digits of their driver’s license number and the last five digits of their social security number,” said county auditor Debra Eggeman. “This information will be stored in a secure database which will allow the Auditor to cross check names and identify those who may be claiming a homestead deduction in more than one county.”
The homestead deduction allows homeowners who use the property as a primary residence to qualify for a reduction of up to 60% of the initial gross assessed value plus an additional 35% of the remaining assessed value, Eggeman said.
The form should be mailed to the Jackson County Auditor’s office at 111 S. Main St., Brownstown, IN 47220. Residents can also complete the form online at www.indiana-homestead.com.
Questions concerning the pink sheet information requirements should be directed to the auditor’s officer at 358-6122. Do not call the Treasirer’s office.