Michigan

Three Democratic candidates for state House seats gathered in front of the Social Security Administration office in Kalamazoo on Monday to push for the repeal of Michigan's tax on pensions. Read More

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Would you buy something without having any idea what it costs?

I last posed this question a few months ago, not long after Michigan legislators adopted a bill sharply limiting who the state can go after for payment of delinquent corporate taxes. Read More

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 A recent addition to the office furniture manufacturers in the Holland area is geared towards promoting a healthier and more productive work environment.  ROL USA is a Swedish-based company that is already looking to expand.  The company is a world-leader of sit & stand furniture technology.  Norman Chambers, a long-time resident of the Holland area and General Manager for North American Operations, was in attendance at Wednesday’s Holland City Council meeting to ask for a tax abatement for machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures.  The City Council approved the abatement unanimously. Read More

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A top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who ran for a Republican precinct delegate post this month in Bath Township is registered to vote in two states and has reportedly claimed principal property tax exemptions in each. Read More

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Big business is taking no chances to make sure voters approve a statewide referendum needed so a gradual $500 million cut in taxes on their machinery and equipment stays intact. Read More

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 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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