Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Bible-Based Daycare Denied Property Tax Exemption
In Hamilton County Assessor v. Duke, (IN Tax Ct., Feb. 3, 2017), the Indiana Tax Court denied a property tax exemption to the owner of property in which Little Lamb Daycare, a for-profit daycare that offers a Bible-based curriculum, operates. The court found that the failure to provide a comparison of the amount of time the property was used for exempt purposes in relation to the overall time it was used for all purposes prevents the granting of either an educational use or a religious use exemption. Indiana Lawyer reports on the decision.