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The City of Bloomington recognizes tax abatement as a potentially useful economic development tool. Indiana law (I.C. 6-1.1-12.1) allows tax abatement for between one to 10 years on the increased assessed valuation due to construction or rehabilitation of real property. Additionally, the law allows for tax abatement for up to 10 years for installation of personal property (certain types of equipment).

Applying for Tax Abatement

Applications for tax abatement are considered on their merits on a case-by-case basis and according to the General Standards outlined in the Tax Abatement Guidelines adopted by City Council. Download the City of Bloomington tax abatement guidelines and application.

To inquire about applying for a tax abatement and to obtain the full City of Bloomington application, please contact the Department of Economic & Sustainable Development.

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Real Estate

Personal Property