In the State of Michigan, If you own a home, a senior over 71, & low income, can you be totally exempt from paying property tax.

Asked about 4 years ago - Detroit, MI

September 23,2010

In the State of Michigan, If you are a homeowner, who is a senior citizen over 71 years of age, & is considered low income (under $10,000.00 annually). Can you be completely exempt from paying property taxes or is there any help for seniors in this area at all. Detroit, Michigan.

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  1. Timothy J. Klisz

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    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . No, if you own a home, you owe property taxes like everyone else. Sorry. kliszlaw.com Tim Klisz

  2. Alan D. Walton

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    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Not totally exempt, but you can get a refund of all homestead property taxes in excess of 3.5% of your income. At $10,000 annually, that would be $350. Most areas allow you to defer your summer tax due date so you can apply for that credit before the winter taxes are due.

  3. Ayuban Antonio Tomas

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    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . No, you would still need to pay property tax.

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