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By : Matt Malcolm

Know What to Expect When Buying Real Property in an Indiana Tax Sale

In Indiana, real estate may be sold at a “tax sale” if the owner fails to pay real property taxes.  Similar to a sheriff's sale, a tax sale is an auction and prospective buyers bid on a property, hoping it will be a profitable investment.  While each county has its own tax sale procedure, all counti...

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Rent-to-Buy Lawsuit Heading to the Indiana Supreme Court

When seeking to monetize a real estate property, real estate owners often attempt to draft a “lease with option to purchase” contract, which provides the occupant with an option, but not an obligation, to purchase the real estate at the end of a defined term. Alternatively, real estate owners may de...

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IRS to Begin Use of Private Collection Agencies

Pursuant to federal legislation enacted by Congress in 2015, the IRS announced today that it will begin collecting unpaid taxes through...

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Indiana 2015 Tax Amnesty Program Under Fire for Inaccurate Notices

The Indiana 2015 Tax Amnesty Program, which ends on November 16, 2015, offers Indiana residents an opportunity to pay unpaid Indiana taxes without having to pay penalties, inter...

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Indiana Tax Amnesty Ending November 16, 2015

In 2005, taxpayers owed Indiana nearly $1.6 billion in unpaid taxes. In an effort to raise revenue, then-Governor Mitch Daniels authorized Indiana’s first ever tax amnesty program. The program was simple: if individuals or businesses would pay their overdue taxes, the Indiana Department of Revenue ...

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Symbols, Contract Ambiguity, and the Duty to Ask Questions

To most, it may seem obvious that a subcontractor would have the obligation to seek an explanation when there is an unknown symbol on the architectural design drawings to be used for a new construction project. The truth is, however, such obligation really depends on the specific situation. Seemingl...

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