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What is Business Personal Property?

All businesses, churches, and not-for-profit organizations must file business tangible personal property forms with the assessor’s office each year, even if qualified for an exemption.

Business tangible personal property is the value of all property besides real estate that is used in your business or organization. It includes equipment used in the production of income or held as an investment; billboards; foundations for the equipment; and all other tangible property other than real property. Computer application software is considered an intangible asset and is not assessable. Inventory is no longer taxed.

Licensed motor vehicles, trailers, motorized boats, most airplanes, campers, recreational vehicles and other registered vehicles that are subject to excise tax collected at the time of licensure by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles are not subject to personal property tax.

Filing Due Date

May 15, 2021

What is PPOP-IN?

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance’s modernization effort includes the Personal Property Online Portal – Indiana (PPOP-IN), which is the online service portal for customers to use when filing business personal property filings with their county/township assessor. PPOP-IN online system will be available in January 2021.

Who will be impacted?

Taxpayers

  • Any business or farmer that owns or holds personal property in Indiana.

Authorized Agents

  • Individuals responsible for filing a business personal property filing on behalf of a business or farmer.

County/Township Assessors

How to File?

  • Online
    • Personal Property Online Portal – Indiana (PPOP-IN) coming Spring 2021
  • Paper Filing with county/township assessor

Resources

  • Introduction to PPOP-IN
    • Print Tutorial coming Spring 2021
    • Job Aid coming Spring 2021
    • Video Tutorial coming Spring 2021
  • Registering for the PPOP-IN
    • Print Tutorial coming Spring 2021
    • Job Aid coming Spring 2021
    • Video Tutorial coming Spring 2021
  • Logging into the PPOP-IN
    • Print Tutorial coming Spring 2021
    • Job Aid coming Spring 2021
    • Video Tutorial coming Spring 2021

Business Personal Property Exemption

If the cost of all of your business personal property is less than $40,000, your business or organization is entitled to a business personal property exemption. You can attain this exemption by completing all of the required forms; you will mark the checkbox at the top of the Form 103-Long, Form 103-Short, or Form 102 indicating the cost of your assets is less than $40,000.

Indiana Code and Administrative Rule

  • Procedure for Personal Property Assessment IC 6-1.1-3
  • Assessment of Tangible Personal Property: 50 IAC 4.2
    • Effective March 1, 2011 Assessment Date