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Veterans Deductions offer savings

  In honor of Veterans Day this month, here is a reminder about two deductions available to veterans.
  The Veteran with Service-Connected Disability deduction provides a reduction of up to $24,960 from the property's assessed value. The Totally Disabled Veteran/Veteran at Least 62 with Disability of 10% or More deduction can subtract up to $12,480. Veterans may receive both deductions if they qualify for both. For more information, click on the Tax Deductions tab at left.

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Council adopts 2016 budgets

  The Porter County Council held final adoption of the 2016 county budgets on Nov. 2. Check out the budgets by going to the "Budget & Finance" tab at the left. The budgets can also be accessed on the state's Gateway site at https://gateway.ifionline.org/default.aspx

State certifies 2016 CEDIT distributions

  The State Budget Agency has certified the 2016 county income tax distributions. Here is a two-year comparison of the CEDIT revenue for Porter County and its cities and towns.

  2015   2016
 County government  $4,722,841  $4,863,057
 Valparaiso  $2,188,090  $2,253,052
 Portage  $2,539,647   $2,615,046
 Chesterton  $901,165  $927,920
 Beverly Shores  $42,272  $43,527
 Burns Harbor  $79,717  $82,084
 Dune Acres  $12,552  $12,923
 Hebron  $256,806  $264,430
 Kouts  $129,575  $133,422
 Ogden Dunes  $76,545  $78,818
 Pines  $48,823  $50,273
 Porter  $335,006  $344,952
                                                                                   Source: DLGF

Did You Know?

  Rentals and other property in the 2% category in Porter County receive the most tax savings through the Circuit Breaker tax caps, while businesses, personal property, and other property in the 3% category get the least. The situation is much different in neighboring Lake County, where most of the tax cap savings are in the 3% category. For more details, click on the "Property Taxes" tab at left, then "Tax Caps: Impact on Local Government."

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Economic Indicator: Unemployment

  Unemployment continued to fall in Northwest Indiana in September, the latest month for which statistics are available. In Porter County, the unemployment rate fell from 5.1% in August to 4.6% in September. In Lake County, unemployment is 5.7% and in LaPorte County, 5.1%. Indiana's statewide unemployment rate is 4%.

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Upcoming Events

Dec. 1: County Commissioner meeting
Dec. 1: County Council meeting

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by Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik.

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Vicki Urbanik, CPA, CGFM
Porter County Auditor

155 Indiana Avenue
Suite 204
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Ph: 219-465-3445
Fx: 219-465-3806

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.