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PROPERTY TRANSFER AFFIDAVIT

State of Michigan Form L-4260: Assessors use this affidavit to make sure that property is assessed properly and receives the correct taxable value. An affidavit must be filed whenever title of real estate or buildings on leased land is transferred. It must be filed even if you are not recording a deed. Filing with the local assessor is mandatory, and must be done within 45 days of the transfer.


HOMEOWNER'S PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTION AFFIDAVIT

State of Michigan Form 2368: If you own and occupy your principal residence, it may be exempt from a portion of your local school operating taxes. To claim an exemption, you must fill out the State of Michigan’s Form 2368, Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit, and file it with the City Assessor’s Office by June 1 for the summer tax levy and November 1 for the winter tax levy of the year of the claim for taxes levied after December 31st. The Assessor’s Office will adjust your taxes on your next property tax bill.

Please note that this is an exemption from part of the taxes and does not affect your assessment.

Owning your principal residence means you hold legal title to it or you are currently buying it on a notarized or recorded land contract. Renters should not file this form. Occupying your principal residence means this is the place you intend to return to whenever you go away. It is the address that appears on your driver's license or voter registration card.

You may have only 1 principal residence at a time. Vacation homes and income property which you do not occupy as your principal residence may not be claimed.

REQUEST TO RESCIND PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTION

State of Michigan Form 2602: If you claim an exemption, then stop using it as a principal residence, you must notify the Assessor’s Office within 90 days of the change or you may be penalized. You can make the change by using the State of Michigan’s Form 2602, "Request to Rescind Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption."

Interest and Penalty: If it is determined that you claimed property that is not your principal residence, you may be subject to the additional tax plus any penalty and interest as determined under the Michigan General Property Tax Act, PA 206 of 1893.

DISABLED VETERANS EXEMPTION FORM

State of Michigan Form 5107:


PERSONAL PROPERTY STATEMENT

State of Michigan Form L-4175: All Michigan businesses are required by law to file a personal property statement, on or before February 20 of each year. Form L-4175 is used for the purpose of obtaining a statement of assessable personal property.

If you had assessable personal property in your possession on December 31, you must submit a completed Form L-4175 to the assessor of the community where the property is located by the statutory due date


SUMMER PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT

State of Michigan Form 471: This allows for the deferment of real property taxes for property owners that meet strict eligibility requirements. This application must be filed with the treasurer of your city, village, or township. You may file your intent to defer before September 15, or before the date your summer taxes are due, whichever is later.


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