Oppose
Health Care

Manipulate Property Tax Assessments

Staff Contact

Dan Papineau

Director of Tax Policy & Regulatory Affairs

(517) 371-7669 | dpapineau@michamber.com

Summary of Bill & What it means to you

In an effort to increase taxes, local governments across Michigan are urging the Legislature to legitimize recent attempts by assessors to artificially increase property assessments. Instead of going through the normal process for a tax increase, which requires a vote of the people, local governments have been inflating the value of property to yield higher property tax assessments.

Chamber Position

OPPOSE. Taxpayers have a fundamental right to appeal their property taxes in a fair court. Legislation to manipulate the Tax Tribunal to yield more favorable decisions for local governments is wrong and tips the scales against taxpayers. Allowing property tax assessments to go unchecked will give tax collectors unfettered ability to increase taxes on everyone. The Michigan Chamber opposes efforts to restrict a taxpayers right to a fair property tax appeal.

Bill Sponsors

This bill is a

Primary Sponsor: Rep. BEAU LAFAVE, (District 108)

Additional Supporter
HB 4025: Representatives LaFave, Brixie, Markkanen, Rendon, Yaroch, Cambensy, Bellino, Allor, Hoadley, Howell, Elder, Slagh, Ellison, Rabhi;

Primary Sponsor: Rep. DAIRE RENDON, (District 103)

Additional Supporter
HB 4097: Representatives Brixie, LaFave, Slagh, Ellison, Carter, Hoadley, Hope, Markkanen, Cambensy, Wittenberg, Coleman, Lasinski, Miller, Rabhi, Elder, Paga;, SBs 26 and 39: Senator Ed McBroom

Primary Sponsor: Sen. ED MCBROOM, (District 38)

Primary Sponsor: Sen. ED MCBROOM, (District 38)

Additional Supporter
Rosemary Bayer

Related Issues

Oppose
Manipulate Property Tax Assessments

In an effort to increase taxes, local governments across Michigan are urging the Legislature to legitimize recent attempts by assessors to artificially increase property assessments. Instead of going through the normal process for a tax increase, which requires a vote of the people, local governments have been inflating the value of property to yield higher property tax assessments.

Oppose
Adopt a Graduated Income Tax Rate

Michigan currently has a single, flat income tax rate of 4.25%. Adopting a graduated rate would create several different income tax rates. As individuals earn more, their tax rate would go up.