DATE: March 24, 2020
TO: Long Beach, Duneland Beach Michiana Shores Area
FROM: Chief Sulkowski
All residents in the Long Beach Police Protection area:
Officers of the LBPD will remain working in this time of uncertainty. Please to not hesitate to call us if you need assistance, or have to report a crime. For General Information you are still to call 874-4243. If an Officer is not on station, the call will roll over to the LaPorte County Reginal Dispatch Center. If you are in need of filing a report, the Officer may just call you back in order to limit direct contact.
The Town Hall and Police Station will be closed for public use from today 3/24/2020 until further notice.
911 and Emergency calls will be handled in the same fashion as alwys. We may keep our distance as much as possible and will avoid physical contact if at all possible.
Please check on your elderly neighbors and make sure everything is OK with them.
Stay HEALTHY and pray we all get back to normal real soon.
I have also attached Superintendent Indiana State Police Doug Carters, Memo in regards to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-08. Directive for Hoosiers to Stay at Home.
Fed. Tax filing deadline extended. MARCH 20, 2020
Authored by Michael Wronsky
The Treasury Department will now extend the April 15 filing deadline, according to Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin. This announcement came via a tweet. Presumably, a formal announcement will be forthcoming from Treasury. Earlier this week, an extension of time to pay some 2019 taxes and 2020 first-quarter estimated payments was granted for the same 90-day period.
In light of this most recent announcement, taxpayers now have until July 15 to file or extend their 2019 tax returns, at which time their 2019 tax liabilities and 2020 first-quarter estimated tax payments will be due in full. Absent any current guidance to the contrary, second-quarter 2020 estimated payments remain due on June 15.
This extension does not automatically apply to state and local payment requirements. Please visit our state tax-filing extension matrix to see if your state has extended its deadlines in response to COVID-19.
Executive Order on the Waiver of Penalties for Delinquent Property Tax Payments March 20, 2020
Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order #20-005 (“E.O. #20-005”) on March 19, 2020. E.O. #20-005 Section 6(B) mandates that all counties waive penalties for delinquent non-escrow property taxes paid within sixty (60) days after May 11, 2020—the May installment due date. Additionally, E.O. #20-005 Section 13(C) directs the state to work with counties that experience cash flow problems because of the waived penalties. The Department of Local Government Finance (“Department”) issues this memorandum to discuss these directives in E.O. #20-005.
Waiver of Penalties for Late Property Tax Payments
E.O. #20-005 states as follows in Section 6, Paragraph B:
“Property taxes remain due on May 11, 2020, however counties are to waive penalties on payments made after May 11, 2020, for a period of 60 days. This waiver does not apply to tax payments which have been escrowed by financial institutions on behalf of property taxpayers.”
Hence, each county shall waive any penalties for any property taxes paid within sixty (60) days after the statutory deadline; therefore, the spring installment may be paid up to and including July 10, 2020 without penalty. However, taxpayers are encouraged to make timely payments (that is, on or before May 11, 2020) in order to ensure orderly operations of government.
Please note that this will not apply to property tax payments made through an escrow account or mortgage company. This waiver applies to property tax liabilities for both real and personal property.
Personal Property Tax Returns
The deadline under IC 6-1.1-3-7 to file personal property returns for the 2020-Pay-2021 tax cycle will remain May 15. However, a taxpayer may on or before May 15 request a thirty (30) day extension under IC 6-1.1-3-7(b). The assessor is encouraged to inform the taxpayers of this extension right and grant this extension to give the taxpayer until June 14, 2020, to make a timely filing.
March 20, 2020
More info from Gov Holcomb:
As many of you are aware, Governor Holcomb held a press conference this afternoon to provide an update on the State of Indiana’s COVID-19 response plan. We would like to provide you with a summary of today’s key topics that apply to your municipality as well as your constituents.