Real property used and owned as a homestead by a disabled veteran, discharged from the armed forces of the United States under honorable conditions, may be exempt from property taxes. To apply for this exemption, you must annually file an affidavit (form 5107) and include a copy of the statement from Veteran's Affairs showing a 100% service connected disability. Veteran's exemptions may be filed beginning Jan 1st of the current year through Dec. Board of Review.
A Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) exempts a principal residence from the tax levied by a local school district for school operating purposes up to 18 mills. A "principal residence" is the one place where a person has his or her true, fixed, and permanent home, to which, whenever absent he or she intends to return. If you no longer own and/or occupy a residence, form 2602 must be filed with the assessor to remove the pre exemption.
An owner of eligible property may file a completed summer property tax deferment form with his or her city or township treasurer before September 15, or before the date your summer taxes are due, whichever is later. A valid deferment permits summer property taxes to be paid on or before February 14 without any additional penalty and interest.
Taxpayers with household incomes below the federal poverty guidelines, who own and occupy the home as their principle residence, may annually apply for a complete or partial exemption of property taxes for that year if they meet certain income and asset level tests. Poverty applications can be filed beginning Jan. 1st of the current year through December Board of Review.
Policies and Procedures: 2021 Poverty Exemption
The township board will approve the poverty guidelines, application, and asset test each year.
Poverty applications are reviewed by the March, July, or December Board of Review. The Board of Review may approve a poverty exemption 100%, 50%, 25% or 0%. Appeals can be made to the State Tax Commission.
Poverty applicants must submit the completed application, affidavit, and proof of income to the assessor each year. The deadline for 2021 submissions is Dec. 10, 2021.
Petition to Board of Review
Hall Rental Application
Property Transfer Form (L-4260)
This form must be filed whenever real estate is transferred (even if you are not recording a deed). It is used by the assessor to ensure the property is assessed properly and receives the correct taxable value. It must be filed by the new property owner within 45 days of the transfer.
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