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About the IBTR

The Board
A three-member bipartisan board governs the Indiana Board of Tax Review (“IBTR”).  The Board conducts an impartial review of appeals concerning: (1) the assessed valuation of tangible property; (2) property tax deductions; (3) property tax exemptions; or (4) property tax credits; that are made from a determination by an assessing official or a property tax assessment board of appeals (“PTABOA”).  The Board also reviews assessment determinations made by the Department of Local Government Finance (“DLGF”).

Types of petitions filed with the IBTR
Form 131 - This form is used to appeal an assessment determination by the PTABOA.
Form 132 - This form is used to appeal an exemption determination by the PTABOA.
Form 139 - This form is used to appeal a determination of the DLGF.

The Hearing
The Board will send a notice of hearing at least 30 days before the hearing date.  Hearings are normally held in the county where the appeal originated.  Typically, an administrative law judge appointed by the Board will conduct the hearing and make a recommendation to the Board.

Board Determination
The Board bases its determination upon evidence on the record and matters officially noticed at the hearing.  The Board’s determination is based on a preponderance of the evidence.