Tax Fight Decision


A local man can now claim victory, after a years-long fight with Vigo County officials over his property taxes. WTWO started following Randy Gentry’s story nearly four years ago.

“I think the process is very long. We’ve had to go to various hearings and take time off work, and it can be a daunting task. If the ordinary person is not used to courtrooms, it can be a little scary. I represented myself. I just made sure I was very familiar with the law,” said Gentry.

In 2012, Gentry says his assessed property value tripled. That meant he had to pay a lot more in taxes.

He started his appeal process at the local level, and was denied. He took it all the way to the state level, and just recently, the Indiana Board of Tax Revenue ruled in his favor.

“I think the key factor is itself shows, the county mistakenly assessed a whole lot of property in Vigo County, and that this is one of the issues from the beginning that property taxes for everyone was not being done correctly,” said Gentry.

Gentry encourages people to appeal if they think their property tax assessment is incorrect. His property taxes will now go back to the 2011 assessed value.

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