Purchasing Tax Delinquent list

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I'm trying to purchase Tax Delinquent list from my county (Indianapolis),

They told me there is a Tax sale on October and the list is posted 30 days before that.

Is it possible I have to with so long for the list?

Or are they talking about something else and Tax sale is not the same as Tax delinquent?

Thanks

@Maya Eshel each state is a little bit different but tax delinquent is not the same as Tax Default Sales. It's kind of like how a square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not a square. Tax Delinquent just means the property tax that was due did not come in on time. The Tax Sale means that the taxing authority has waited so long and/or the back due tax amount is so high that they are willing to sell the tax obligation to the highest bidder and in return, the buyer can typically also take ownership of the house. 

Said differently, tax sales are usually tax-delinquent but every tax delinquent is not necessarily up for tax sale. Hope it helps!

Thank you very much @Marvin McTaw , This is the information I was looking for.

So when they in the tax delinquent list how long back they haven't paid the taxes?

Originally posted by @Maya Eshel :

Thank you very much @Marvin McTaw, This is the information I was looking for.

So when they in the tax delinquent list how long back they haven't paid the taxes?

There's no standard answer. It changes from taxing authority to taxing authority. I would suggest you talk to someone in the office that handles these. They may have a standard and/or guideline for handling. 

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