2021 Property Tax Rates
The table below shows the tax rates in each Porter County taxing district in 2021, with a comparison to 2020. In all but four of Porter County's taxing districts, tax rates are lower than last year. Taxpayers should note that lower tax rates do not necessarily mean that tax bills are reduced. Other factors will help determine individual tax bills. For example, if a taxpayer's assessed value increased, the tax bill could end up higher even with a lower tax rate.
The property tax rates were certified in the county's annual budget order, which is available through the following link: Porter County 2021 budget order.
|Taxing District||2020 Tax Rate||2021 Tax Rate|
|Pine Township--Michigan City Schools||1.4638||1.4730|
|Pine Township--Duneland Schools||1.6588||1.5614|
|West Porter Fire||1.5972||1.4863|
|Valparaiso--Center Township MTE||2.0409||1.9863|
Income Tax revenue for 2021 certified
The table below shows the local income tax (LIT) revenues that our office distributes monthly to the county, cities and towns. The revenue comes from payroll withholdings from those who work in the county; the 2021 amounts reflect the income taxes generated in 2019.
Overall, Porter County's 2021 LIT is 5.48% higher than in 2020. Half of the total is reserved for a credit on homeowner tax bills and for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority. The other half is distributed to the county and municipalities.
Did you know? Porter County's LIT rate of 0.5% (.005) is the lowest in Indiana. Only one other county currently has this same rate. The following breakdown shows the distribution to the county and municipalities in both 2020 and 2021.
|2020 LIT||2021 LIT|
|County||$ 5,795,737||$ 6,113,221|