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Referendum Impact Calculator

November 2023 Elections

Property taxes that are approved by voters in a referendum are not subject to the property tax caps. Therefore, any referendum may result in a property tax bill that exceeds the caps (1% of assessed value for homesteads (owner-occupied residence), 2% for other residential properties and farmland, and 3% for all other property).

The figures provided by this tool are estimates only and should not be taken as a statement of true tax liability.

1. Select your unit item
Calculate an Estimated Referendum Impact: Select the county select the unit of government imposing the referendum from the dropdown box at the top of the form. Enter an assessed value for the property. Move to section 2 and enter any deductions before pressing the 'Estimate Impact' button to calculate.
To find your assessed value, search for a property and locate the link titled ‘Details’. Find the value labeled "Assessed Value Total Land and Improvements". This value will be highlighted in yellow.
NOTICE: If the homestead deduction is selected, this referendum impact calculator assumes that 100% of the entered assessed value is eligible for the homestead deduction and credits. Indiana law states that only the value of the primary residence, plus a maximum of one (1) acre of land, is eligible for the homestead deduction and applicable credits. Be advised that if your property contains more than this amount of land, your actual tax bill will likely be higher than what is estimated here.
2. Select your deductions
To Calculate an Estimated Referendum Impact: Under panel 2, select any deductions that may apply to the parcel by either clicking on the checkboxes, or entering an amount in the 'Other Deductions' text box. Finally, click on the 'Estimate Referendum Impact' button for details.
Homestead Deduction
Suppl. Homestead Deduction
65 or Over Deduction
Disabled Veteran's Deduction
Partially Disabled Veteran's Deduction
Other Deductions

*PLEASE NOTE that in computing this estimated tax liability, the calculator is using the maximum rate for which the unit is seeking approval through the referendum. Existing referendum tax rates will decrease for those units which have referendums expiring as of December 31 of this year. It is also possible that the unit’s existing tax rates will change in coming years, particularly those for any outstanding debt scheduled to expire. Furthermore, it is possible that the unit will not impose the maximum rate for which it is seeking approval through the referendum for the entire life of the referendum levy. The calculator represents the worst case scenario for a capital referendum tax rate and is based on the amortization schedule provided by the unit seeking the referendum. Specific questions about debt amortization and related issues should be directed to the proper officials of the unit seeking the referendum. For school corporations, the operating referendum tax rate is not based on proposed debt for capital improvements, but what the school corporation represents is necessary to maintain operations in addition to the operations fund tax rate.

NOTE: Actual referendum impact may vary from estimated maximum as a result of fluctuations in the referendum tax rate or local property tax credits.

Additional Resources: If you would like to know more about how this money will be spent if approved, click the link below: Referendum Information:

The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF), in partnership with the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University, has created the Referendum Impact Calculator for Indiana taxpayers. This tool will allow you to enter your property’s assessed value and deductions, and receive an estimate of additional property tax that would result if the referendum is approved.