|Assessor - Kathy Angelo MAAO, MCPPEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assessor's Assistant - Cherry Mesa MAAOemail@example.com|
Benton Charter Township's Assessor's Office is responsible for the inventory of all properties within the Township of Benton. Using the methodology set forth by the State Tax Commission; our mission is to equitably evaluate all taxable property and prepare an assessment roll in the most efficient fashion. Our records include but are not limited to information such as: taxability, ownership, land descriptions, location and valuation (Assessed, Taxable and Capped).
We are committed to providing assistance in the most courteous and professional manner.
To ensure proper billing of taxes and required notices I encourage you to notify us of any name changes, mailing address changes or business changes.
Again, this year we will out in the neighborhoods taking pictures and updating our records. The State Tax Commission requires assessors to reassess 20% of all properties and to verify all sales within the Township each year. By law, we are required to have a drawing of the improvements and pictures of the properties. With that said, if you should see a vehicle driving by slowly, it is probably us. We will be in a marked vehicle and will have identification.
What's New in Assessing
March Board of Review Dates are as follows:
March 13, 2023, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March 14, 2023, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March 15, 2023, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The State Tax Commission announced the inflation rate multiplier or consumer price Index (CPI) for 2023 to be applied to the 2022 taxable value of all the property in the State of Michigan, is 5.0%. To learn more about the CPI and it affects your taxes, see STC Bulletin 17 of 2022 or visit the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
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Personal Property Information
**ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS -- Changes to the Small Business Taxpayer Personal Property Exemption**
Beginning in 2023, in order to claim an exemption for personal property with a true cash value less than $80,000, you must file Form 5076 Small Business Taxpayer Exemption with your local unit that the personal property is located no later than February 21, 2023(postmark is acceptable). Late filed forms may be filed directly with the local unit March Board of Review prior to the closure of the March Board of Review.
All 5076 forms MUST BE FILLED OUT IN IT'S ENTIRETY. Failure to fill out the form completely can be cause for denial of the exemption.
Taxpayers must appear in person or have a representative appear on their behalf in order to late file with the March Board of Review.
Once this exemption is granted, you will continue to receive the exemption until you no longer qualify for the exemption. Once you no longer qualify, you are required to file a rescission form 5618 and a personal property statement, form 632 (L-4175) no later than February 20th of the year that the property is no longer eligible. Failure to file the rescission form will result in significant penalty and interest as prescribed in MCL 2311.9o.
In order to claim an exemption for personal property with a true cash value greater than or equal to $80,000 but less than $180,000, you must file Form 5076 Small Business Taxpayer Exemption along with form 632(L-4175) ANNUALLY with your local unit that the personal property is located no later than February 21, 2023 (postmark is acceptable).
Please visit the links below to learn more about the Small Taxpayer Exemption, Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property Exemption and Essential Services Assessment.
Personal Property Tax General Information
Essential Services Assessment (ESA) Overview
Real Property Forms:
- Form 2766 - Property Transfer Affidavit
- Form 2368 - Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit
- Form 2602 - Request to Rescind Principal Residency Exemption
- Form 4640 - Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption
- Form 2599 - Claim for Farmland Exemption
- Form 3676 - Affidavit that Qualified Agricultural Property will remain Qualified Agricultural Property
- Form 5107 - State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption
- Poverty Guidelines
- Poverty Exemption
- Land Division Application
- Land Combination Application
- Form L-4035 Petition to Board of Review
- Property Exemption Form
Personal Property Forms:
- Form 632 - 2023 Personal Property Statement
- Form-5076 - 2023 Small Business Exemption
- Form 5278- 2023 EMPP Combine Statement
- Form 5467, Election of Lessee ...
- Form 5618 - Request to Rescind Small Business Tax Exemption