Wayne County Auditor's Office Deductions

Auditor's Office

County Auditor: Kimberly Walton
Located on the east end of the west wing
on the second floor of the Wayne County Annex Building
Open Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM and
Tuesday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(765) 973-9317
FAX: (765) 973-9339
kwalton@co.wayne.in.us


DEDUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The following is provided as general information, which may be of use to Wayne County residents. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to inquire and file for any exemptions or deductions from assessed values.

45,000 Homestead Deduction

  1. You must own or be buying under contract.

  2. You must live on the property the Year in which you file and it must be your principal place of residence.

  3. Contracts must be recorded by the Wayne County Recorder’s Office.

  4. 45,000 deduction from assessed value or 60% of total residential assessed value (whichever is less).

  5. You must submit the last five digits of your SSN and DLN and the state it is issued for both you and your spouse regardless of name being on deed. Can be combined with all other deductions.

3,000 Mortgage Deduction

  1. You must be a resident of the State of Indiana and only one mortgage deduction is allowed per person.

  2. Mortgage balance must be over $3,000 to get full deduction.

  3. If balance is less than $3,000, current balance will be allowed.

  4. The mortgage must be recorded by in the Wayne County Recorders office. Can be combined with all other deductions.

12,480 Over 65 Deduction

  1. You must be 65 prior to December 31st, of the year in which you file.

  2. Your assessment cannot be over $182,430.

  3. Your adjusted gross income cannot be over $25,000 (jointly) DOES NOT INCLUDE NON-TAXABLE Social Security.

  4. If you file federal or state income tax return, we must have a current copy of Tax return. Can only be combined with Mortgage and Homestead.

Over 65 Deduction Circuit Breaker

  1. You must be 65 prior to December 31st, of the year in which you file.

  2. Your assessment cannot be over $160,000.

  3. Your adjusted gross income cannot exceed $40,000 joint or $30,000 single(see above Over 65 for income tax explanation). Can be combined with all other deductions.

12,480 Blind/Disabled Deduction

  1. You must be legally blind or disabled.

  2. We need a doctor's statement or an award letter from Social Security stating disability or blindness.

  3. Your adjusted gross income cannot be over $17,000. DOES NOT INCLUDE Social Security.

  4. If you file federal or state income tax return, we must have a current copy of Tax Return. Cannot be combined with Age Deduction.

Totally Disabled Veteran 12,480 Deduction Code #1

  1. Tax Abatement slip or Certificate of Eligibility from the VA required.

  2. Your assessment (total real & personal) cannot exceed 143,160.

  3. Can be combined with code #2 Veteran exemption if qualified. Cannot be combined with Age Deduction.

Partially Service Connected Disabled Veteran 24,960 Deduction Code#2, Code#3

  1. Tax Abatement slip or Certificate of Eligibility required.

  2. Unmarried surviving spouse may qualify.

  3. Can be combined with code #1 Veteran exemption, if qualified. Cannot be combined with Age Deduction.

  4. Add Codes 1&2 together = $37,440

SOLAR IC 6-1.1-12-27.1
GEOTHERMAL IC 6-1.1-23-34

If you have received a Form 11 from your assessor's office and a notification of your eligibility to file for a rehabilitation deduction, you may obtain an application from the office of the County Auditor.

NOTE: Pursuant to IC 6-1.1-12-2 deductions may be filed before DEC. 31st of the current year for the deduction to be effective for the following payable year. If any changes occur regarding the status of your deduction, it is your responsibility to call the Auditor’s Office to see if you need to re-file.

If you would like assistance in filing for veteran's deductions, Wayne County also operates a Veteran's Service Office. The Veteran's Service Officer can be reached at (765) 973-9207.

Other potential Exemptions that are not explained on this page are:

Rehabilitation Deduction Residential Only
Solar heating/cooling: IC 6-1.1-12-26
Geothermal heating/cooling: IC 6-1.1-12-34
Indiana Code Reference IC 6-1.1-12

Please follow the links to the Indiana Code to find an explanation of these exemptions. Note the chapter (last two digits) of the IC code before you click on the links, as the office of code revision does not provide a URL for links within articles of code. You will have to scroll down to the appropriate chapter.

Questions? Call the Auditor's office at (765) 973-9317. We'll be glad to help!