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Am I being Over Taxed?

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  • Am I being Over Taxed?

    In August 2000 my husbands mother sold the family home to us for $1. Shortly after we made some improvements to the home (new windows and general cleanup). Our property assessment went up from 19000 to 26000. The next year we tore down an old barn that was well on its way and built a garage on the same cement foundation. Property Assessment again went up but this time it went up to 46000. Isn't it against michigan law to raise assessment that much from one year to the next?

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    Typically, county law informed by state law will dictate when a property is assessed and reassessed. When you do improvements and have to go thru a permitting process, the county will take the work into account to see if it adds to the value of the home and adjust the valuation accordingly. You should investigate if there are exemptions that you can file for the improvements to reduce the valuation and make sure you have filed the homestead exemption. Visiting the county assessor office is a good place to start to ask them to explain their process and to ask for paperwork to file for the exemptions that you can qualify for.

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