Only one tax bill is mailed each year which includes both the spring and fall installment coupons.
The county treasurer is encouraging the timely payment to help local units of government to be able to pay their expenses and other operating costs.
Homeowners who have a mortgage escrow to pay taxes will get a tax bill copy for records with the words “In Escrow” typed across it. Please note that if a mortgage has been paid off and no longer escrow, check with your mortgage company to verify who is responsible to make the payment. If you have sold any property assessed to you forward this “Tax Notice” to the new owners. If you have split property, you may need to call the treasurer’s office to have a split bill calculated.
How To Pay Your Taxes
By mail — Tax payments may be mailed to Kosciusko County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1764, Warsaw, IN. 46581. The cancelled check will be your receipt.
Drop box — There is a brown drop box on the west side of the courthouse, which is accessible from the sidewalk. Tax payments will be accepted up until the due date of each installment.
Bank — Lake City Bank is the only bank authorized to accept tax payments. Taxes may be paid if no prior delinquencies at any Lake City Bank branch. Take the entire statement so they may validate a receipt for you. You do not need to have a bank account with Lake City Bank to pay your taxes there.
Online/by phone debit/credit cards/e-check — Taxes may be paid online with a credit/debit card, or e-check at www.kcgov.com “Menu,” “Pay Taxes” which is subject to a convenience fee. Credit and debit cards may also be used by phoning (866) 480-8552, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST Monday through Friday with a convenience fee. The convenience fee is retained by the credit card vendor. No part of the fee is retained by Kosciusko County.
Along with the tax bill, property owners will receive a TS1 form. The TS1 provides information under “Special Message” on the property’s assessed value, exemptions/deductions and ditches as well as a comparison to the prior year’s property tax obligation and a breakdown of where property taxes go. It is a great source of information that can be used to evaluate and compare property tax status from year to year. The form will allow you to verify that you have the appropriate deductions.
Taxpayers are entitled to one Homestead Credit in the state of Indiana as evidenced by voting location, income tax filing location and vehicle registration location. Homestead credit forms do not need to be re-filed annually. If taxpayers are currently receiving a Homestead Credit on their property, but should not be, they must contact the auditor’s office to avoid penalties. Taxpayers who need to file for the Homestead Credit or any other deduction should contact the auditor’s office at 100 W. Center St., RM 220, Warsaw, IN 46580 (574) 372-2323.
County Treasurer Rhonda J. Helser reminds taxpayers tax information, such as an original copy of their mailed tax billing is available at the Kosciusko County website at www.kcgov.com by selecting “Beacon Online Mapping.” Taxpayers may view real property, personal property and mobile home property tax information, real property record cards and maps as well as other pertinent information related to the property.
Taxpayers with questions in reference to their tax bills may contact the Kosciusko County Treasurer’s Office at (574) 372-2370.