Many homeowners and property owners are currently being shocked by their assessments! Real estate markets have arguably stabilized in some areas. However, what many property owners did not expect is to see assessments increase! While values have remained stagnant or even have continued to fall in the majority of the State of Michigan, assessments are going up. Assessors have been using the highest priced sales to drive up assessments while ignoring the many typical lower priced sales that still saturate the market. The best way to address this problem is to appeal your property taxes to the Board of Review and then the Tribunal. Boards typically do not give much property tax relief , but all residential property owners must appear before a Board before going to the Tribunal. The Tribunal offers the opportunity to present appraisals and comparables to show your property's true worth. You get more than just aCOM_EASYBLOG_ELLIPSES
Don't miss the 2012 March Board of Review! If you own residential property you must appeal your assessment to the 2012 March Board of Review prior to appealing to the Michigan You will be receiving or have already received a Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation (including Leasehold Improvements) and Property Classification . This notice states "THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL" in bold letters on the upper right hand corner. The lower half of this notice states the time and place for the Board of Review. Non-residents have the legal right to appeal property taxes by letter. Pay close attention to the notice because some jurisdictions require residents to appeal in person! We appeal hundreds of properties to the March Board of Review in numerous jurisdictions every year. If you contact us with sufficient time before the scheduled meeting, we can handle the Board of Review protest for you and ensureCOM_EASYBLOG_ELLIPSES
Welcome to my Michigan property tax appeals blog! I formerly served as a Judge with the Michigan Tax Tribunal and will share my knowledge and insight in my blog posts. I will be making regular blog posts concerning various Michigan property tax issues and how to appeal your property taxes to either the local board of review or the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Through the years I have gained a considerable amount of experience and have achieved significant tax savings for many clients. My blog will include posts concerning residential, commercial, and industrial real and personal property taxes and tax appeals. Follow my blog and contact me for all of your property tax needs!