- March 25, 2011
- All Indiana Issuing Offices
- Indiana State Tax Warrants
This is an update on the situation concerning the list of state tax warrants dating from 2006 forward that were not previously entered into the county judgment records. We had previously been informed that some county clerks were back-dating the tax warrants entered into the records as of the date of assessment rather than date of entry as required by state statute. In Bulletin IN2010005, you were advised that you did not need to raise an exception for any loss or damage arising out of tax warrants filed in the clerk's office of the counties using the Incite system. The Indiana Department of Revenue has issued a bulletin to the county circuit clerks concerning the appropriate date of entry of the tax warrants under state statute and it appears that the issue has been resolved. As a result, you do not need to raise an exception for any loss or damage arising out of tax warrants filed in the clerk's office for property located in any Indiana county. If you are aware of any ongoing problems in a specific county, please contact our Indiana agency office.
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