Mason County Michigan

Property Taxation

Property Tax Related Forms & Instructions

FORMS INSTRUCTIONS

Property Tax Deferment Form

 

Summer Tax

First Year Delinquent Taxes

Special Assessments

Active Duty Military

Property Tax Exemption Forms

Property Tax Exemption Guidelines

Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit

Principal Residence Exemption Guidelines

Principal Residence Exemption Rescission

Principal Residence Exemption Conditional Rescission

Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption Claim

Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption Rescission

Notice of Intent to Rescind Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption

 
   

Income Tax Credit Forms

Income Tax Credit Instructions

Property Tax Credit Form MI-1040CR

Property Tax Credit Form MI-1040CR

Property Tax Credit Form MI-1040CR-2 for Veterans & Blind Persons

Property Tax Credit Form MI-1040CR-2 for Veterans & Blind Persons

Farmland Preservation Tax Credit Form MI-1040CR-5

Farmland Preservation Tax Credit Form MI-1040CR-5

   

Other Property Tax Forms

 

Omitted or Incorrectly Reported Property by Owner

Omitted or Incorrectly Reported Property by Other

 
   

Local Assessment Appeal Forms

 

March Board of Review

July or December Board of Review

 
   

Michigan Tax Tribunal Appeal Forms

Michigan Tax Tribunal Petitions Instructions

Property Tax Appeal Petition

Property Tax Appeal Petition

Principal Residence Appeal Petition

Principal Residence Appeal Petition

Qualified Agricultural Exemtion Appeal Petition

Qualified Agricultural Exemption Appeal Petition

Non-Property Tax Appeal Petition

 

Special Assessment Appeal Petition

Special Assessment Appeal Petition

 

Property Tax Due Dates and Information

Due Dates by Local Unit and Season

 

Tax Reversion

Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Principal Residence Exemption

Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Audit Program

The Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Program, formerly known as the Michigan Homestead Exemption Program, allows homeowners an exemption from their local School Operating Millage. In accordance with Public Act 237 of 1994, homeowners that occupy their property as their principal residence may exempt up to 18 mills. This program is separate from the Homestead Property Tax Credit, which is filed annually with your Michigan Individual Income Tax Return.

Normally, when you purchase a home, the property owner files a Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit, Form 2368, with the township or city assessor. The exemption information is then posted to the local property tax roll.

In Mason County, the Michigan Department of Treasury performs administrative reviews or audits of exemption records. The State's complete audit process is outlined below:

Step 1 - Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Records Review

Step 2 - Denial of Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption

Step 3 - Opportunity for Homeowner's to Appeal Denial

Step 4 - Adjusted Property Tax Bills for Denied Exemptions

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