The Barnes & Thornburg LLP Property Tax Practice Group helps clients reduce their real and personal property taxes. Our services include representing clients in contests or appeals of their property assessments; seeking property tax abatements, exemptions, deductions and refunds; and assisting clients with personal property tax reduction strategies. We represent clients in negotiations with township and county assessing officials throughout Indiana and also assist clients in proceedings before the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, the Indiana Board of Tax Review, the Department of Local Government Finance, and state and local courts, including the Indiana Tax Court.

The increasingly complex procedures and rules for contesting assessments and obtaining abatements make it more important than ever to employ professionals to help you navigate your way through the rules, regulations, and proceedings. Our mission is to ensure that you attain your goals and objectives and pay the minimum property tax allowed by law.

We serve businesses that own or lease property located in Indiana, including manufacturing facilities, office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, apartment buildings, golf courses, hotels and motels, electric generating stations, other utility properties, railroads, medical offices, hospitals, banks, shopping malls, restaurants, machinery and equipment, inventories, research and development equipment, and other commercial and industrial property of every sort.

We have experience in a wide array of property tax matters, including:

  • Real Estate Appeals
  • Property Tax Abatements
  • New Manufacturing Equipment
  • New Construction
  • Tax-Exemption Planning
  • Inventory Tax Strategies
  • Personal Property Audit Defense
  • Property Tax Refund Claims
  • Indiana Tax Court Litigation
  • Tax-Compliance Assistance
  • Interstate Commerce Exemptions
  • Charitable Organization Exemptions
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Retail Properties
  • Steel Mills
  • Electric Generating Stations
  • Railroad Companies
  • Shopping Malls
  • Banks
  • Warehouses
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Hotels & Motels