Under the new Indiana Uniform Property Tax Management System administrative rule (50 IAC 23), set by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF), all Indiana counties were required, by the end of June, 2010, to have uniform, common and integrated property tax management systems certified by the state.
Specifically the law stipulates that “The complete software system currently in use by county officials—assessor, auditor and treasurer—must meet certain performance benchmarks related to the administration of the property tax assessment and billing process.”
After its passing in July of 2006, the law called for a two-phase approach. During Phase I, all Computer Aided Mass Appraisal (CAMA) and Tax software vendors in the State of Indiana were to make the necessary changes to their software in order to comply with the DLGF law. Thomson Reuters, the largest provider of integrated CAMA and tax software and services in Indiana, serving 74 out of the state’s 92 counties, was certified by the State in the fall 2008. Phase II of the mandate required each individual county to have their software system tested and certified for functionality and compatibility by an independent, third-party testing authority by June 30, 2010*.