Rental properties are purchased with investment as the intent, so the State requires the Gross Rent Multiplier to be used. The Gross Rent Multiplier creates a direct relationship between the gross rent generated by a rental property and the sale price, or market value, allowing for assessments based on the investment potential.
Per IC 6-1.1-4-39, "...if a taxpayer wishes to have the income capitalization method or the gross rent multiplier method used in the initial formulation of the assessment of the taxpayer's property, the taxpayer must submit the necessary information (rental questionnaire and copy of lease/Schedule E) to the assessor not later than the January 1 assessment date....."
Do you own a rental property that was previously receiving the Homestead Deduction? If so, you must notify the Auditor's Office.