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ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP

Barry County, Michigan

 

    HOURS OF OPERATION

                                            ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP

                                      BARRY COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

BACKGROUND:  Assyria Township does not maintain a staffed office.  The Township Board meets on the first Monday of each month (if Monday is a holiday we meet the following day) at 7:30 p.m.  Except the April meeting is held the last business day in March.

 

BUSINESS HOURS:  Pursuant to MCL 211.10a and Township resolution of 3 July 2006, all property assessment rolls and property appraisal cards (as well as other FOIA material) are available for viewing and copying during customary business hours by appointment.  Appointments can be made during a regular monthly meeting or by contacting a Township official.  

 

BOARD OF REVIEW:  Pursuant to Michigan Compiled Law, will:

  1. Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday following the first Monday in March to receive the roll.  MCL 211.29(1)
  2. Meet at 9 a.m. for 6 hours on the second Monday in March to receive/review petitions.  MCL 211.30(1)
  3. Meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday following the second Monday in March  to receive/review petitions. MCL 211.30(4)
  4. Meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday following the second Monday in March to receive/review petitions. MCL 211.30(4)
  5. Meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday following the third Monday in July, if called to sit, to correct error and otherwise address MCL 211.7 issues. MCL 211.53b
  6. Meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday following the second Monday in December, if called to sit, to correct error and otherwise address MCL 211.7 issues. MCL 211.53b

 

 

 

                                 ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP Municipal Financial Summary

Assyria’s Financial Summary contents are intended as a means to provide transparency and accountability to citizens regarding the municipal budget and finances.  Within this area you will find various kinds of summarized and detailed information for multiple years including both tabular and graphical representations of the data.  Click on the website listed below:

                                                    https://accessmygov.com

 

 

 

 

Basic Guide To Taxable Value

Until 1994, property was valued, for tax purposes, at half its market value. This was called its State Equalized Value, or SEV. In 1994, Michigan voters passed Proposal A. That shifted some of the tax burden off property and onto the sales tax, which rose from four cents on the dollar to six.

Proposal A also limited the growth of property tax assessments. Now, we don't use SEV. We use ``taxable value.'' It limits the growth in taxable value to 5 percent a year or less. The gap between property value and taxable value will continue to spread, as long as inflation drives up property values.

This limit on taxable value assumes no significant change to the property: no new family room, no major fire.

The lid comes off when a parcel is sold. In the year after the sale, taxable value kicks up to the SEV, but just for that year. Then the limit applies to future increases, until there is another sale. A parcel's taxable value is printed on the annual tax bill.

Tax Rates

Property owners can calculate their tax bill by multiplying that taxable value by the tax rate. In Michigan, the property tax rate is called a millage, and it is figured in mills. A mill equals $1 in taxation for every $1,000 in taxable value.

A parcel may have several millages in its tax rate. There is likely to be a millage to operate local government, and another for the county. Part of the millage rate may include mills for libraries, police and fire or schools.

Millage rates are not shown on assessment notices. Property owners can find out their millage rates by looking at their tax bills, or calling their local assessor, or their mortgage company. With the taxable value alone, a property owner can tell how much a tax proposal will cost, just by multiplying the millage rate of the proposal by taxable value. The owner of a parcel with a taxable value of $50,000 who votes on a 2-mill issue would be voting on an additional $100 a year in taxes.

For more information, click on the site shown below.

http://www.statetaxcentral.com/Michigan/Property_Taxes/

 

 

 

 

                      FOR TAX EXEMPTION FORM SCROLL DOWN

 

 MCL 211.7u           The principal residence of persons who, in the judgment of the supervisor and board of review, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute toward the public charges is eligible for exemption in whole or in part from taxation under this act. This section does not apply to the property of a corporation.

 
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                                              ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP

                                              BARRY COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

 

                                   POVERTY EXEMPTION APPLICATION 

                                    Confidential Information

 

 TAX  YEAR ___________                                        PARCEL NO. ______________________________________________

 

Address of property for which relief is being sought: _______________________________________________________________

 

                                            

Petitioner’s Printed Name _________________________________________________ Date of Birth_____________________________

 

Phone Number: Daytime: ____________________________________Evening: _________________________________________________

 

                                                 MARITAL STATUS

 

 5  Single       5   Married          5 Divorced         5 Separated            5 Widowed                                                                    

 

                                             EMPLOYMENT STATUS

 

          PETITIONER:                                                             SPOUSE (if applicable):

 

      5    Employed Full-time                                         5  Employed Full-time

 

      5 Employed Part-time                                         5     Employed Part-time

 

     Occupation: _____________________                             Occupation: ________________________

 

     Employer: _______________________                              Employer: __________________________

 

     Address: ________________________                               Address: ___________________________

 

     Telephone: (____) ________________                             Telephone: (___) ____________________

 

    5 Unemployed                                                   5   Unemployed

 

 5 Disabled                                                        5   Disabled

      percent disabled­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________                                         percent disabled­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________

 

   Do you qualify for disability benefits?                     Does your spouse qualify for disability benefits?

          5Yes         5No                                           5Yes            5 No

 

5 Retired – No of Years __________                            5 Retired – No of Years _________

 

5 Laid-off – No of Years __________                           5 Laid-off – No of Years _________

 

Describe any extenuating circumstances that may affect employment:

 

________________________________________________________­­­_________________________________________________________________________

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                       

 

                                                   PROPRTY INFORMATION

 

 

A. Purchase Date: ______________________________                                         Amount Paid: _____________

 

B. Mortgage/Land Contract Balance: __________________________________________

 

C. Monthly Payment: ___________________      Does this payment include taxes?   5 Yes   5 No

 

D. Are your property taxes paid up to date?   5 Yes   5 No

 

E. Number of Years Remaining on the mortgage/land contract: _________________

 

F. Did you apply for a poverty exemption last year?   5 Yes   5 No

 

G. Have any improvements, changes or additions been made to the property in 

     the last two (2) years?    5 Yes    5 No

     If yes, please describe:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

H. Do you anticipate selling this homestead property in the next year?   5 Yes    5 No 

 

I.  Do you have an ownership interest in any other real estate in Michigan or any other state or country?  

    5 Yes    5 No  If yes, please list:

     Location: ____________________________ Tax I.D. No: _________________________

 

     Current State Equalized Value: _________ Estimated Current Value: __________

     (Attach additional sheet if necessary)

 

J. Are you the sole owners of the subject property?        5 Yes    5 No

 

    If no, list all owners and their percentage of ownership: ____________________________________________________________________

 

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

                                                RESIDENT STATUS

 

Please list all people currently living in the house for which a tax exemption is being sought.

 

    Name                   Age      Relationship     Occupation       Annual Income     Claimed as Dependent

 

1 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

2 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

3 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

4 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

5__________________________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

6__________________________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

 

                            TOTAL INCOME OF RESIDENTS:  $______________

                                          personal income

 

Please list all sources of your personal income. Please indicate the amount from each source on an annual basis.

 

                                              ANNUALLY

 

 Wages, salaries, tips, sick, strike and sub-pay, etc. $ _____________________

 

 All interest and dividend income (including non-taxable interest) $ ________

 

 Net rent, business or royalty income $ _____________________

 

 Retirement pension and annuity benefits $ ____________ Name of Payer ____________________________________________

 

 Net farm income $ _____________________

 

 Net capital gains $ _____________________

 

 Alimony (if applicable):  $ _____________________

 

 Social Security, SSI or railroad retirement benefits $ _____________________

 

 Child support, WIC $ _____________________

 

 Unemployment compensation and TRA benefits $ _____________________

 

 Workers’ compensation, veterans’ disability payments $ _____________

 

 ADC and GA benefits $ _____________________

 

 All other public assistance payments $ _________Describe ____________________

 

 Other Non-taxable income $ __________ Describe __________________________

 

 Does anyone contribute to your support?  5 No   5 Yes-Amount $ ___________

 

                    TOTAL ANNUAL INCOME: $ _____________________

 

 

Do you anticipate any major changes in income for the coming year:    5 Yes 5 No

 

 If yes, please explain: __________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         ASSET INFORMATION

 

 What are your assets as of the end of the month preceding the filing of this appeal, in addition to the real estate noted previously?

 

                 Cash $ _____________________

 

                Savings Accounts/Certificates & Money Markets$ _____________________

 

                Checking Accounts $ _____________________

 

                Stocks/Bonds/Treasury Bills $ _____________________

 

                Insurance $ _____________________

 

                Investments $ _____________________

 

                IRA, Keogh, Annuities, Deferred Compensation $ _____________________

 

                Personal property held as an investment (i.e. gems, jewelry, coin collection, antiques cars etc.)

                 $ _____________________

 

                Any other assets or income $ _____________________

 

 

             Cars, Trucks, Boats, Trailers, Recreational Vehicles etc.

 

            Make              Model         Year        Value      Balance Owed

 

     #1   _____________         __________      _________      _______      ___________

 

    #2   ______________         __________      _________     _______       ___________

  

    #3   ______________         __________      _________     _______       ___________

 

    #4   ______________         __________      _________     _______       ___________

 

    #5   ______________         __________      _________     _______       ___________

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          DEBT

 

Do you have loans, land contracts, or other debt outstanding?  (attach additional sheet if necessary)

 

 

Type_______________­­­­__________________                     To Whom _____________________________________

 

Address__________________________________________________________________

 

Current Balance Amount $_____________                         Monthly Payment $_______________

 

Type______________________                                To Whom _____________________________________

 

Address__________________________________________________________________

 

Current Balance Amount $_____________                        Monthly Payment $_______________

 

Type______________________ To Whom _____________________________________

 

 

                                   Average   MONTHLY  Expenses

 

 Rent/House Payment (Principal & Interest) $ _______________________

 

 Life Insurance $ ____________________       Health Insurance $ __________________

 

Home Insurance $ __________________        Auto Insurance $ ____________________

 

Taxes (Principal Residence) $ __________ Taxes on other property $ ____________

 

Car Payment $ _______________________ Special Assessment $ _________________

 

                                 Utilities and Other monthly costs

 

 Auto Gas/Oil $ __________                               Home Heating $___________

 

 Electricity $ _____________                             Telephone $ _______________

 

 Child Care $ _____________                             Food $ ____________________

 

 Credit Cards $___________                             Medical $ __________________

 

 Cable/Dish $ _____________                           Newspaper $_______________

 

Waste Mgmt. $___________                            Live Stock Feed $___________

 

Other (specify):______________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________

 

                     Do you have any major or unusual expenses?       5 Yes                5 No

                                        If yes, please explain:

 

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 (Attach additional sheet if necessary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box:                                       AUTHORIZATION   TO   REPRESENT

I authorize __________________________________ to present this petition on my behalf.

I swear that the statements and information made in the foregoing application are true and that I have no money, income or property other than that mentioned herein.

______________________________________________________           ________________________________________________________
           Petitioner’s  Printed  Name                                 Petitioner’s Signature

Present this completed form, in person, to the Assyria Township March Board of Review.  If you are unable to personally present this form, you may have someone represent you who must swear the oath below on your behalf. 

 

 

 

 

DO NOT SIGN UNTIL

 

WITNESSED BY THE CHAIRPERSON, BOARD OF REVIEW, ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP, BARRY COUNTY, STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

 

I, the undersigned, swear that the statements and information made in the foregoing application are true and that I have no money, income or property other than that mentioned herein.

 

  _________________________________________________           _________________________________________________________________

           Petitioner’s  Printed  Name                                 Petitioner’s Signature

 

 

Subscribed and sworn to me this _______ day of __________________________, 20_________________.

 

_______________________________________________________________

         Board of Review Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                FOR BOARD OF REVIEW USE ONLY

 

                               In the case of: _______________________________

 

TAX  YEAR  ________­­­­­­­­_______                                        PARCEL NO. ____________________________________

 

Petitioner present:  YES5     NO5       Petitioner Sworn:  YES5     NO5

 

                                 Disposition by Board of Review

 

5    Petition granted in Whole.      

 

5 Petition granted in part:  Reduce tax from $___________ to $_______________.                        

 

5    Petition denied.       

 

________________________________________________                                ______________________

Chairperson,   Board of Review                                               Date

 

 

Concur   5 Non-concur

 

_______________________________________________________                        ________________________

Supervisor                                                                            Date

 

 

                    To be eligible, a person shall do all the following on an annual basis:

 

1). Be an owner of and occupy as a homestead the property for which an exemption is requested.

 

2). Submit a completed form (obtainable from the Township Clerk). Include copies of your:

- Federal income tax returns for all persons residing in the homestead,

- State income tax returns for all persons residing in the homestead,

- any property tax credit returns filed in the immediately preceding year or in the current year.

 

3). Produce a valid drivers' license or other form of identification if requested.

 

4). Produce a deed, land contract, or other evidence of ownership of the property for which an exemption is requested if requested by the BOR.   Ownership in the name of the petitioner shall be as a matter of record as listed with the Barry County Clerk.

 

5). Meet the current poverty income guidelines adopted by the township board which is twice that of the Federal poverty income guidelines as defined and determined annually by the United States Office of Management and Budget .

 

6). Meet additional eligibility requirement of having assets of less than $100,000

(not including the property for which relief is sought).

 

7). A copy of your latest Federal Income Tax Return (complete with copies of attachments filled), State Income Tax Return (MI-1040) and your Homestead Property Tax Credit claim (MI-1040 CR-1, 2, 3 or 4 must be attached as proof of income.

 

8). Applications shall be presented to the Chairperson of the Board of Review (BOR) during a March BOR session.   The application may be reviewed by the Board without the applicant being present.  However, the applicant or designated representative shall physically present the request to the BOR, take the oath and respond to any questions the Board may have then depart.  

 

9). The Supervisor must agree to the Board’s decision in regards to the disposition of all individual poverty claims or the decision of the BOR is null and void.

 

10). A successful applicant is subject to personal investigation by the Township. Such an investigation would be for the sole purpose of verifying information submitted or statements made to the Board of Review in regard to the poverty tax exemption claim.

 

11). The interview  may be tape recorded, minutes of all proceedings by the Board of Review will be taken and all meetings will be at the Assyria Township Hall and are, by law, open to the public.

 

 

Revised 2014

 


 

 


 MCL 211.7u           The principal residence of persons who, in the judgment of the supervisor and board of review, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute toward the public charges is eligible for exemption in whole or in part from taxation under this act. This section does not apply to the property of a corporation.

 
                                              ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP

                                              BARRY COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

 

                                   POVERTY EXEMPTION APPLICATION 

                                    Confidential Information

 

 TAX  YEAR ___________                                PARCEL NO. ______________________________________________

 

Address of property for which relief is being sought:_______________________________________________________________

 

                                            

Petitioner’s Printed Name _______________________________________ Date of Birth_____________________________

 

Phone Number: Daytime: ______________________________Evening:_______________________________________________

 

                                                 MARITAL STATUS

 

 5   Single       5   Married          5  Divorced         5 Separated            5 Widowed                                                                    

 

                                             EMPLOYMENT STATUS

 

          PETITIONER:                                                             SPOUSE (if applicable):

 

      5    Employed Full-time                                         5  Employed Full-time

 

      5 Employed Part-time                                         5     Employed Part-time

 

     Occupation: _____________________                             Occupation: ________________________

 

     Employer: _______________________                              Employer: __________________________

 

     Address: ________________________                               Address: ___________________________

 

     Telephone: (____)________________                             Telephone: (___)____________________

 

    5 Unemployed                                                   5   Unemployed

 

 5 Disabled                                                        5   Disabled

      percent disabled­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________                                         percent disabled­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________

 

Do you qualify for disability benefits?              Does  your spouse qualify for disability benefits?

          5Yes         5No                                           5Yes            5 No

 

5 Retired – No of Years __________                            5 Retired – No of Years _________

 

5 Laid-off – No of Years __________                           5 Laid-off – No of Years _________

 

Describe any extenuating circumstances that may affect employment:

 

                                       

 

 

 

                                                   PROPRTY INFORMATION

 

 

A. Purchase Date: ______________________________                                   Amount Paid: _____________

 

B. Mortgage/Land Contract Balance: __________________________________________

 

C. Monthly Payment: ___________________      Does this payment include taxes?   5 Yes   5 No

 

D. Are your property taxes paid up to date?   5 Yes   5 No

 

E. Number of Years Remaining on the mortgage/land contract: _________________

 

F. Did you apply for a poverty exemption last year?   5 Yes   5 No

 

G. Have any improvements, changes or additions been made to the property in 

     the last two (2) years?    5 Yes    5 No

     If yes, please describe:  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

H. Do you anticipate selling this homestead property in the next year?   5 Yes    5 No 

 

I.  Do you have an ownership interest in any other real estate in Michigan or any other state or country?  

    5 Yes    5 No  If yes, please list:

     Location: ____________________________ Tax I.D. No: _________________________

 

     Current State Equalized Value: _________ Estimated Current Value: __________

     (Attach additional sheet if necessary)

 

J. Are you the sole owners of the subject property?        5 Yes    5 No

 

    If no, list all owners and their percentage of ownership: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 RESIDENT STATUS

 

Please list all people currently living in the house for which a tax exemption is being sought.

 

    Name                   Age   Relationship  Occupation  Annual Income   Claimed as Dependent

 

1 ______________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

2 _____________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

3 _____________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

4 _____________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

5______________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

6______________________________________________________________________________________________     5 Yes   5 No

 

 

                            TOTAL INCOME OF RESIDENTS:  $______________

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               personal income

 

Please list all sources of your personal income. Please indicate the amount from each source on an annual basis.

 

                                              ANNUALLY

 

 Wages, salaries, tips, sick, strike and sub-pay, etc. $ _____________________

 

 All interest and dividend income (including non-taxable interest)$ ________

 

 Net rent, business or royalty income $ _____________________

 

 Retirement pension and annuity benefits $ ____________ Name of Payer ____________________________________________

 

 Net farm income $ _____________________

 

 Net capital gains $ _____________________

 

 Alimony (if applicable):  $ _____________________

 

 Social Security, SSI or railroad retirement benefits $ _____________________

 

 Child support, WIC $ _____________________

 

 Unemployment compensation and TRA benefits $ _____________________

 

 Workers’ compensation, veterans’ disability payments $ _____________

 

 ADC and GA benefits $ _____________________

 

 All other public assistance payments $ _________Describe ____________________

 

 Other Non-taxable income $ __________ Describe __________________________

 

 Does anyone contribute to your support?  5 No   5 Yes-Amount $ ___________

 

                    TOTAL ANNUAL INCOME: $ _____________________

 

 

Do you anticipate any major changes in income for the coming year:    5 Yes 5 No

 

 If yes, please explain: __________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         ASSET INFORMATION

 

 What are your assets as of the end of the month preceding the filing of this appeal, in addition to the real estate noted previously?

 

                 Cash $ _____________________

 

                Savings Accounts/Certificates & Money Markets$ _____________________

 

                Checking Accounts $ _____________________

 

                Stocks/Bonds/Treasury Bills $ _____________________

 

                Insurance $ _____________________

 

                Investments $ _____________________

 

                IRA, Keogh, Annuities, Deferred Compensation $ _____________________

 

                Personal property held as an investment (i.e. gems, jewelry, coin collection, antiques 

                cars etc.)                 $ _____________________

 

                Any other assets or income $ _____________________

 

 

             Cars, Trucks, Boats, Trailers, Recreational Vehicles etc.

 

            Make              Model         Year        Value      Balance Owed

 

     #1   _____________         __________      _________      _______      ___________

 

    #2   ______________         __________      _________     _______       ___________

  

    #3   ______________         __________      _________     _______       ___________

 

    #4   ______________         __________      _________     _______       ___________

 

    #5   ______________         __________      _________     _______       ___________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          DEBT

 

Do you have loans, land contracts, or other debt outstanding?  (attach additional sheet if necessary)

 

 

Type_______________­­­­__________________                     To Whom _____________________________________

 

Address__________________________________________________________________

 

Current Balance Amount $_____________                         Monthly Payment $_______________

 

Type______________________                                To Whom _____________________________________

 

Address__________________________________________________________________

 

Current Balance Amount $_____________                        Monthly Payment $_______________

 

Type______________________ To Whom _____________________________________

 

 

                                   Average   MONTHLY  Expenses

 

 Rent/House Payment (Principal & Interest)$ _______________________

 

 Life Insurance $ ____________________       Health Insurance $ __________________

 

Home Insurance $ __________________        Auto Insurance $ ____________________

 

Taxes (Principal Residence) $ __________ Taxes on other property $ ____________

 

Car Payment $ _______________________ Special Assessment $ _________________

 

                                 Utilities and Other monthly costs

 

 Auto Gas/Oil $ __________                               Home Heating $___________

 

 Electricity $ _____________                             Telephone $ _______________

 

 Child Care $ _____________                             Food $ ____________________

 

 Credit Cards $___________                             Medical $ __________________

 

 Cable/Dish $ _____________                           Newspaper $_______________

 

Waste Mgmnt $___________                            Live Stock Feed $___________

 

Other (specify):______________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________

 

                     Do you have any major or unusual expenses?       5 Yes                5 No

                                        If yes, please explain:

 

 

 (Attach additional sheet if necessary)

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box:                                       AUTHORIZATION   TO   REPRESENT

I authorize __________________________________ to present this petition on my behalf.

I swear that the statements and information made in the foregoing application are true and that I have no money, income or property other than that mentioned herein.

______________________________________________________           ________________________________________________________
           Petitioner’s  Printed  Name                                 Petitioner’s Signature

Present this completed form, in person, to the Assyria Township Clerk or Assyria Township Supervisor if the Board of Review is not in session, otherwise present this completed form, in person, to the Assyria Township Board of Review.  If you are unable to personally present this form, you may have someone represent you who must swear the oath below on your behalf. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                DO NOT SIGN UNTIL

 

WITNESSED BY THE TOWNSHIP CLERK, TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OR CHAIRPERSON, BOARD OF REVIEW, ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP, BARRY COUNTY, STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

 

I, the undersigned, swear that the statements and information made in the foregoing application are true and that I have no money, income or property other than that mentioned herein.

 

  _________________________________________________           _________________________________________________________________

           Petitioner’s  Printed  Name                                 Petitioner’s Signature

 

 

Subscribed and sworn to me this _______ day of __________________________, 20_________________.

 

_______________________________________________________________

Supervisor, Clerk or Board of Review Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                FOR BOARD OF REVIEW USE ONLY

 

                               In the case of: _______________________________

 

TAX  YEAR  ________­­­­­­­­_______                                    PARCEL NO. ____________________________________

 

Petitioner present:  YES5     NO5       Petitioner Sworn:  YES5     NO5

 

                                 Disposition by Board of Review

 

5    Petition granted in Whole (this year’s tax is reduced to zero).      

 

5 Petition granted in part:  Reduce tax from $___________ to $_______________.                        

 

5    Petition denied.        

 

________________________________________________                                ______________________

Chairperson,   Board of Review                                               Date

 

 

Concur   5 Non-concur  5

 

_______________________________________________________                        ________________________

Supervisor                                                                            Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     To be eligible, a person shall do all the following on an annual basis:

 

1). Be an owner of and occupy as a homestead the property for which an exemption is requested.

 

2). File a completed claim (obtainable from the Township Clerk). Include copies of your:

- Federal income tax returns for all persons residing in the homestead,

- State income tax returns for all persons residing in the homestead,

- any property tax credit returns filed in the immediately preceding year or in the current year.

 

3). Produce a valid drivers' license or other form of identification if requested.

 

4). Produce a deed, land contract, or other evidence of ownership of the property for which an exemption is requested if requested by the BOR.   Ownership in the name of the petitioner shall be as a matter of record as listed with the Barry County Clerk.

 

5). Meet the current poverty income guidelines adopted by the township board which is twice that of the Federal poverty income guidelines as defined and determined annually by the United States Office of Management and Budget .

 

6). Meet additional eligibility requirement of having assets of less than $100,000

(not including the property for which relief is sought).

 

7). A copy of your latest Federal Income Tax Return (complete with copies of attachments filled), State Income Tax Return (MI-1040) and your Homestead Property Tax Credit claim (MI-1040 CR-1, 2, 3 or 4 must be attached as proof of income.

 

8). Applications shall be presented to the Chairperson of the Board of Review (when in session), otherwise the Township Clerk or Township Supervisor.  The application may be reviewed by the Board without the applicant being present.  However, the Board may request that an applicant be physically present to respond to any questions the Board may have. This means that you may be called in to appear on short notice.

 

9). The Supervisor must agree to the Board’s decision in regards to the disposition of all individual poverty claims or the decision of the BOR is null and void.

 

10). A successful applicant is subject to personal investigation by the Township. Such an investigation would be done to verify information submitted or statements made to the Board of Review in regard to the poverty tax exemption claim.

 

11). The interview  may be tape recorded, minutes of all proceedings by the Board of Review will be taken and all meetings will be at the Assyria Township Hall and are, by law, open to the public.