Local Government Over-Assessment of Retail Operations

The Issue:

Michigan cities have been over-assessing property tax on large retailers and now want to legitimize their one-sided approach to valuing property by rigging the system in their favor. 

Where We Stand:

We believe Michigan taxpayers have a right to fair and accurate assessments, and an unbiased appeals process. Manipulating the assessment and appeals process will negatively impact all taxpayers. 

Staff Contact: 
Dan Papineau
Director of Tax Policy
(517) 371-7669
Legislative Proposals: 

House Bill 4397 unfairly skews business and residential property tax assessments by requiring the Michigan Tax Tribunal to eliminate the review of critical variables, thus allowing local governments to over-assess, resulting in higher property taxes.