Exemption for Residents Over 65





Variations in Receipt of Benefit

No Variation in Receipt of Benefits

Benefit Type



An individual may obtain a deduction from the assessed value equal to the lesser of ½ the assessed value of the real property or $12,480.

How is Benefit Disbursed

Exemption from assessed value

Eligible Property Type


Characteristics of Eligible Property

Only residential property is eligible for this relief. Eligible property includes the individual's real property, mobile home or manufactured home which is not assessed as real property.

Eligibility Criteria



Income Ceiling

Principal Residence

Property Value Limit

Surviving Spouse

Other Criteria

Description of Eligibility Criteria

To qualify, a claimant must be at least 65 on or before December 31 of the preceding calendar year. The claimant's combined income must not exceed $25,000. A claimant must reside on the property and have owned it for at least one year. Income for eligibility is established as adjusted gross income (AGI), which is further defined as: (1) Begin with gross income as defined in section 61 of the Internal Revenue Code. (2) Subtract any deductions allowed by section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code. The assessed value of the property cannot exceed $182,430. Surviving spouses are eligible if they are at least 60 years of age on or before December 31 of the preceding calendar year. To continue to get the benefit, a surviving spouse must not remarry.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government is unable to exercise an option

Local Option Regarding Program Features

No local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

Local government covers all of its tax loss

Description of State Funding for Tax Loss

The statute is silent on whether or not the state reimburses the local government for the property tax loss.

Record ID



Qualifying individuals are eligible if they have claimed the Exemption for Mortgages and Contact Deductions, the Homestead Standard Deduction, the Supplemental Homestead Tax Credit, and the Deduction to Comply with Fertilizer Storage Rules. Individuals are not qualified if they have claimed other exemptions. If the resident shares ownership with other individuals as joint tenants or tenants in common and all the tenants are not at least 65 years old, the deduction shall be reduced by an amount equal to the deduction multiplied by a fraction. The numerator of the fraction is the number of tenants who are not at least 65 years of age, and the denominator is the total number of tenants. Applications must be signed by December 31st and filed by January 5th


Ind. Code § 6-1.1-12-9 (in effect for 2019)
Department of Local Government Finance, Property Tax Forms (2018)
[https://www.in.gov/dlgf/2344.htm Accessed 03/19/2018]
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