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A homestead is a dwelling that is owner-occupied as their permanent residence. You may not claim a property tax credit on a second home or property that you rent to someone else.
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The taxable value is the value on which property taxes are calculated. It can be found on the property tax statement or by contacting the local assessor.
The millage rate can be found on the property tax statement or by contacting the local treasurer. The millage rate is the rate at which property taxes are levied on the property. A mill is 1/1000 of a dollar. Property taxes are computed by multiplying the taxable value divided by 1,000, then multiplying it by the number of mills levied.
Taxes imposed or billed. The property tax credit is based on taxes levied for the year of the claim regardless of when the taxes are paid.
You can request copies of property tax statements from the Treasurer's Office. Copies cost $1 for properties with 100% homestead. The cost is $5 for mortgage and title companies, management companies, or any property with a 0% homestead. Property tax information is also available through the Redford Township website.
Yes, unless the parcels are rented to someone else. If you are claiming multiple vacant parcels that are adjacent and contiguous, make sure to use the combined taxable value of all parcels for credit computation.
If your property is less than 100% homestead (perhaps you rent a portion of your home or use your home for business), you must subtract the School Operating Tax and any special assessments that were charged from the total taxes levied. Then multiply the balance by the percentage indicated as homestead to compute the new taxes levied amount that can be used for credit computation.
If you believe the homestead percentage on your tax statement is incorrect, please visit the Assessor's page.
If you bought or sold your home, you must prorate your taxes. Complete Part 1 (lines 36 to 42) of the MI-1040CR to determine the taxes that can be claimed. Use only taxes levied in the tax year of the claim, and then prorate taxes based on days of occupancy. You may not claim more than 365 days in total.
The school district code can be found on your property tax statement or by contacting your local tax office.
Most special assessments for drains, sewers, roads, etc., may not be included as property taxes levied. You may include special assessments only if they are billed using a millage rate or are based on taxable value and are either levied in the entire taxing jurisdiction or they are used to provide police, fire, or advanced life support services and are levied township-wide. If you have any questions regarding your special assessments and whether they can be included as taxes levied on your homestead property tax credit claim please email the Tax Department or call 313-387-2611.
Following are some examples of special assessments:
When selling your home, you may need to pay any outstanding special assessments on your home. For payoff amounts, please contact the Building Department at 313-387-2680 and the DPW office at 313-387-2641. The Tax Department does not currently hold any special assessment information for Redford Township.