Sec. 2. (a) As used in this section, “Indiana nonfarm personal income” means the estimate of total nonfarm personal income for Indiana in a calendar year as computed by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis using any actual data for the calendar year and any estimated data determined appropriate by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.

     (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), for purposes of determining a civil taxing unit‘s maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy for an ensuing calendar year, the civil taxing unit shall use the maximum levy growth quotient determined in the last STEP of the following STEPS:

Terms Used In Indiana Code 6-1.1-18.5-2

  • Ad valorem property tax levy for an ensuing calendar year: means the total property taxes imposed by a civil taxing unit for current property taxes collectible in that ensuing calendar year. See Indiana Code 6-1.1-18.5-1
  • Civil taxing unit: means any taxing unit except a school corporation. See Indiana Code 6-1.1-18.5-1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
STEP ONE: For each of the six (6) calendar years immediately preceding the year in which a budget is adopted under IC 6-1.1-17-5 for the ensuing calendar year, divide the Indiana nonfarm personal income for the calendar year by the Indiana nonfarm personal income for the calendar year immediately preceding that calendar year, rounding to the nearest one-thousandth (0.001).

STEP TWO: Determine the sum of the STEP ONE results.

STEP THREE: Divide the STEP TWO result by six (6), rounding to the nearest one-thousandth (0.001).

STEP FOUR: Determine the lesser of the following:

(A) The STEP THREE quotient.

(B) One and six-hundredths (1.06).

     (c) A school corporation shall use for its operations fund maximum levy calculation under IC 20-46-8-1 the maximum levy growth quotient determined in the last STEP of the following STEPS:

STEP ONE: Determine for each school corporation, the average annual growth in net assessed value using the three (3) calendar years immediately preceding the year in which a budget is adopted under IC 6-1.1-17-5 for the ensuing calendar year.

STEP TWO: Determine the greater of:

(A) zero (0); or

(B) the STEP ONE amount minus the sum of:

(i) the maximum levy growth quotient determined under subsection (b) minus one (1); plus

(ii) two-hundredths (0.02).

STEP THREE: Determine the lesser of:

(A) the STEP TWO amount; or

(B) four-hundredths (0.04).

STEP FOUR: Determine the sum of:

(A) the STEP THREE amount; plus

(B) the maximum levy growth quotient determined under subsection (b).

STEP FIVE: Determine the greater of:

(A) the STEP FOUR amount; or

(B) the maximum levy growth quotient determined under subsection (b).

     (d) The budget agency shall provide the maximum levy growth quotient for the ensuing year to civil taxing units, school corporations, and the department of local government finance before July 1 of each year.

As added by P.L.73-1983, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.44-1984, SEC.1; P.L.198-2001, SEC.52; P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.35; P.L.224-2007, SEC.19; P.L.1-2008, SEC.3; P.L.230-2013, SEC.2; P.L.184-2016, SEC.14; P.L.238-2019, SEC.8; P.L.159-2020, SEC.31.