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Section 211.154

THE GENERAL PROPERTY TAX ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 206 of 1893


211.154 Incorrect reporting or omission of property liable to taxation; placement of corrected assessment value on assessment roll; certification of taxes due; change in assessment; collection of additional taxes; penalty and interest; refund of excess tax payments; appeal.

Sec. 154.

  (1) If the state tax commission determines that property subject to the collection of taxes under this act, including property subject to taxation under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207.551 to 207.572, 1905 PA 282, MCL 207.1 to 207.21, 1953 PA 189, MCL 211.181 to 211.182, and the commercial redevelopment act, 1978 PA 255, MCL 207.651 to 207.668, has been incorrectly reported or omitted for any previous year, but not to exceed the current assessment year and 2 years immediately preceding the date the incorrect reporting or omission was discovered and disclosed to the state tax commission, the state tax commission shall place the corrected assessment value for the appropriate years on the appropriate assessment roll. The state tax commission shall issue an order certifying to the treasurer of the local tax collecting unit if the local tax collecting unit has possession of a tax roll for a year for which an assessment change is made or the county treasurer if the county has possession of a tax roll for a year for which an assessment change is made the amount of taxes due as computed by the correct annual rate of taxation for each year except the current year. Taxes computed under this section shall not be spread against the property for a period before the last change of ownership of the property.
  (2) If an assessment change made under this section results in increased property taxes, the additional taxes shall be collected by the treasurer of the local tax collecting unit if the local tax collecting unit has possession of a tax roll for a year for which an assessment change is made or by the county treasurer if the county has possession of a tax roll for a year for which an assessment change is made. Not later than 20 days after receiving the order certifying the amount of taxes due under subsection (1), the treasurer of the local tax collecting unit if the local tax collecting unit has possession of a tax roll for a year for which an assessment change is made or the county treasurer if the county has possession of a tax roll for a year for which an assessment change is made shall submit a corrected tax bill, itemized by taxing jurisdiction, to each person identified in the order and to the owner of the property on which the additional taxes are assessed, if different than a person named in the order, by first-class mail, address correction requested. Except for real property subject to taxation under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207.551 to 207.572, 1905 PA 282, MCL 207.1 to 207.21, 1953 PA 189, MCL 211.181 to 211.182, and the commercial redevelopment act, 1978 PA 255, MCL 207.651 to 207.668, and for real property only, if the additional taxes remain unpaid on the March 1 in the year immediately succeeding the year in which the state tax commission issued the order certifying the additional taxes under subsection (1), the real property on which the additional taxes are due shall be returned as delinquent to the county treasurer. Real property returned for delinquent taxes under this section, and upon which taxes, interest, penalties, and fees remain unpaid after the property is returned as delinquent to the county treasurer, is subject to forfeiture, foreclosure, and sale for the enforcement and collection of the delinquent taxes as provided in sections 78 to 79a.
  (3) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4), a corrected tax bill based on an assessment roll corrected for incorrectly reported or omitted personal property that is issued after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection shall include penalty and interest at the rate of 1.25% per month or fraction of a month from the date the taxes originally could have been paid without interest or penalty. If the tax bill has not been paid within 60 days after the corrected tax bill is issued, interest shall again begin to accrue at the rate of 1.25% per month or fraction of a month.
  (4) If a person requests that an increased assessment due to incorrectly reported or omitted personal property be added to the assessment roll under this section before March 1, 2004 with respect to statements filed or required to be filed under section 19 for taxes levied before January 1, 2004, and the corrected tax bill issued under this subsection is paid within 30 days after the corrected tax bill is issued, that person is not liable for any penalty or interest on that portion of the additional tax attributable to the increased assessment resulting from that request. However, a person who pays a corrected tax bill issued under this subsection more than 30 days after the corrected tax bill is issued is liable for the penalties and interest imposed under subsection (3).
  (5) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the treasurer of the local tax collecting unit or the county treasurer shall disburse the payments of interest received to this state and to a city, township, village, school district, county, and authority, in the same proportion as required for the disbursement of taxes collected under this act. The amount to be disbursed to a local school district, except for that amount of interest attributable to mills levied under section 1211(2) or 1211c of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1211 and 380.1211c, and mills that are not included as mills levied for school operating purposes under section 1211 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1211, shall be paid to the state treasury and credited to the state school aid fund established by section 11 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963. For an intermediate school district receiving state aid under section 56, 62, or 81 of the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1656, 388.1662, and 388.1681, of the interest that would otherwise be disbursed to or retained by the intermediate school district, all or a portion, to be determined on the basis of the tax rates being utilized to compute the amount of the state school aid, shall be paid instead to the state treasury and credited to the state school aid fund established by section 11 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963.
  (6) If an assessment change made under this section results in a decreased tax liability, a refund of excess tax payments shall be made by the county treasurer and shall include interest at the rate of 1% per month or fraction of a month for taxes levied before January 1, 1997 and interest at the rate provided under section 37 of the tax tribunal act, 1973 PA 186, MCL 205.737, for taxes levied after December 31, 1996, from the date of the payment of the tax to the date of the payment of the refund. The county treasurer shall charge a refund of excess tax payments under this subsection to the various taxing jurisdictions in the same proportion as the taxes levied.
  (7) A person to whom property is assessed under this section may appeal the state tax commission's order to the Michigan tax tribunal.


History: Add. 1899, Act 154, Imd. Eff. June 23, 1899 ;-- Am. 1905, Act 281, Eff. Sept. 16, 1905 ;-- CL 1915, 4153 ;-- CL 1929, 3548 ;-- Am. 1941, Act 234, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1941 ;-- CL 1948, 211.154 ;-- Am. 1964, Act 275, Eff. Aug. 28, 1964 ;-- Am. 1969, Act 151, Eff. Mar. 20, 1970 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 539, Eff. Mar. 30, 1983 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 476, Imd. Eff. Dec. 26, 1996 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 281, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2000 ;-- Am. 2003, Act 247, Imd. Eff. Dec. 29, 2003
Popular Name: Act 206


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