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LaGrange County looks to enforce proper taxing rates
Monday May 05, 2014 1:48pm
LaGrange, IN

By: Tim Murray

LAGRANGE - The LaGrange County Plan Department and the County Assessor are working to make sure the county’s small cottage businesses are taxed properly.

Planning Director Bob Shanahan told county commissioners this morning that he is now including the assessor’s office on his checklist for new businesses and expansions.

"We include the assessor's office in our approval process so that when we get one of these new businesses or one of these businesses that are existing but expanding it goes through the assessor's office also. So Pat can look at it then and start the process of bringing these into the fold in other words, so they're going to be taxed as they should be instead of the way they are, which is agricultural," Shanahan said.

LaGrange County Assessor Pat Monroe says every new bit of information her offices receives helps.

"As Bob said its very difficult because people don't just come to us voluntarily and say 'Gee I'm starting up a woodworking in my barn.' It still looks like a barn on the outside. There's no way that we know," said Monroe.

Shanahan said the extra step won’t delay the process for new businesses or expansion, only make sure that the assessor’s office is aware of the change.

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