As noted above, we recommend that taxpayers come in-person to our office to apply. Our staff will assist taxpayers to ensure their application forms are in proper order and that there is no missing or incorrect information that could result in a delay or rejection of the deduction. Our office will provide the application forms.
Taxpayers may also print out the application form (available on this page) and mail in their application. However, the application will not be processed if there is incomplete information or if the taxpayer does not provide proof of eligibility for each deduction. The type of verification depends on the deduction. For example, taxpayers applying for a homestead deduction may provide an updated government-issued ID with their current home address (most taxpayers provide an Indiana driver's license). For the Over-65 deduction, the taxpayer must provide a copy of their most recent tax return for us to review.