Michigan

 Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to announce a plan Monday to more fairly assess taxes on property in the city. Read More

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 On the periphery of the debate centering on the University of Michigan's land acquisition in Ann Arbor is a simple question: Will the school compensate Ann Arbor when it takes property off the tax rolls? Read More

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 Jackson County will waive any interest or fees associated with first-year delinquent property taxes for those who qualify including senior citizens, veterans and people with permanent disabilities. Read More

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A company in Milford Township will enjoy a tax abatement on a new facility to be built in the municipality. In a meeting last week, the Township Board approved the 12-year, 50% tax abatement for Kennedy Industries, which produces equipment and controls for managing water, wastewater, and industrial processes. Read More

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Kent County is suing Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids for unpaid hotel taxes dating back to 2011. Read More

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The Heidelberg Project has lost homes and empty lots to unpaid property taxes over the past several years — including its signature “Party Animal House” covered in stuffed animals that is now owned by the city, a Free Press review of city and county records found. Read More

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The Madison Township Board of Trustees voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve an approximately $1.39 million general fund budget for 2014. Read More
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A change in the personal property tax law for 2014 could give some small business owners some relief. Read More

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When someone comes to your door, you can let them in — or not.

But keeping out a representative from the Michigan Tax Commission could be costly. At least that’s what some residents in Davison Township are finding. Read More

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Minnesota’s Department of Revenue has several property tax refund programs available, according to Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point. One program is available for both eligible homeowners and renters based on income and property taxes paid, while the other is a special program for homeowners whose property taxes are increasing at a larger amount year to year. Read More

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The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) has posted two color-coded maps that appear to show an improving economy in many parts of the Metro Detroit region. Read More

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Two Baltimore City Councilmen are formally calling on the state of Maryland to cover the costs of erroneous historic property tax credits that have cut revenue to the city over the past several years. Read More
 

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Detroit property owners can file tax appeals against the city during its bankruptcy, a federal judge ruled, while barring them from collecting refunds. Read More

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Lawyers want to know if Detroit's bankruptcy case will prevent residents from filing property tax appeals by a Wednesday deadline. Read More

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Detroit’s $18 billion bankruptcy shouldn’t halt efforts by property owners to lower their taxes, a company that advises them said in a court filing seeking an exemption from federal court rules. Read More

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Why have so many individuals and businesses left Detroit? Presumably, for all kinds of reasons, including crime and political corruption. Read More

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