Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

Sen. Kahn announces property tax forums

LANSING, MI - February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township, announced Monday that he will host two forums open to the public on how to appeal property tax bills.

Birkholz: Guide on how to appeal property tax assessments now available

LANSING, MI - February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Sen. Patty Birkholz announced today that her Web site will help constituents access a guide on how to effectively appeal their property tax assessments

Sen. Pappageorge co-hosts property tax seminar with Weir Manuel Realtors

February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Briefing: Property owners across the state and country have seen their property values decrease while their property taxes have increased. According to news reports, the average residential assessment in Birmingham has dropped by almost 15 percent

U.S. Senate Action on Stimulus Bill regarding Home Tax Credit

February 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Last evening the United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan amendment, offered by REALTOR(r) Champions, Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) to the Economic Stimulus Bill creating a $15,000 tax credit to individuals who purchase a home in the next year

Sen. Pappageorge sponsors property tax town hall forum

February 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Briefing: Property owners across the state and country have seen their property values decrease while their property taxes have increased. According to news reports, the average residential assessment in Birmingham has dropped by almost 15 percent.

MPSC: Home Heating Credits Now Being Processed

February 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today noted that the Michigan Department of Treasury is now processing Michigan Home Heating Credits for the 2008 tax year.

Many Benefits for Michigan in Economic Recovery Plan

Proposal includes investment in advanced vehicle battery technology Washington D.C. - January 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, released today by U.S. House Leadership, is a comprehensive recovery package that will bring many positive developments to the State of Michigan and our residents

Governor signs historic preservation tax bill to help downtown development efforts

LANSING, MI - January 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The governor has signed legislation that beefs up the historic preservation tax credit and helps Michigan downtowns in their redevelopment efforts, said Sen. Jason Allen, R-Traverse City, chairman of the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee.

Sen. Pappageorge introduces resolution to help homeowners

LANSING - October 03, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — A constitutional amendment to help homeowners facing property tax increases that are out of step with...

Senate: House is holding up property tax relief bill

Lansing, MI - October 02, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop today called on House Democrats to transmit House Joint Resolution...

OFIS Commissioner: Refund Anticipation Loans Are a Bad Deal for Consumers

Agency strongly supports Tobocman bill requiring consumer disclosures for tax refund loans LANSING, March 14, 2008  – With the April 15th Tax Day deadline for filing...

Oakland County tax decline signals problems for state

Oakland County's real estate market is worse than expected and while that's bad news for residents there, it's worse news for Michigan. Plummeting house...

Manatron Announces a $1.8 Million Reassessment Contract with Marion County (Indianapolis), Indiana to Use...

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Manatron, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANA) the nation's leading provider of integrated, enterprise-level property tax solutions for state and local...

County property owners struggling to pay taxes and mortgages

Home foreclosures are rising dramatically in Oakland County either due to people choosing not to pay or not being able to pay their mortgages,...

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New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.

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Senator Stabenow Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Michigan Land and Water...

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry joined her Agriculture Committee colleague U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to strengthen the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – an innovative approach to conservation authored by Senator Stabenow in the 2014 Farm Bill.