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File #: 19-0136    Version: 1 Name: 2/4/19 Resolution to Approve Board of Review Guidelines for Proverty Exemptions
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/4/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/4/2019
Enactment date: 2/4/2019 Enactment #: R-19-043
Title: Resolution to Approve the Board of Review Guidelines for Poverty Exemptions from Property Taxation of Principal Residences Pursuant to MCL 211.7u
Attachments: 1. Poverty Exemption Guidelines_1-22-19 EXT.pdf, 2. mcl-211-7u.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Board of Review Guidelines for Poverty Exemptions from Property Taxation of Principal Residences Pursuant to MCL 211.7u
Memorandum
Attached for your approval is a resolution to approve the Board of Review Guidelines for Poverty Exemptions pursuant to Michigan Compiled Law 211.7u. Pursuant to that law, the City may adopt guidelines that set income levels for their poverty exemptions from taxes of principal residences at levels higher than the federal guidelines. The state law also requires that such guidelines include specific income and asset level limitations of the both the applicant and the household ("asset test").

Approval of the revised Board of Review Guidelines will further define the definition of a Poverty Exemption, maintain the existing maximum $25,000 asset level test, set the income limits not to exceed 2.0 times the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a one-person household, which is annually published by the Michigan State Tax Commission, and adjust the Federal Poverty Standards for each additional person times a factor of 1.10. If Council approves the revision, the Board of Review will implement the changes for the 2019 year.

The following chart represents the Federal poverty guidelines and City of Ann Arbor adjusted income levels for use in setting poverty exemption guidelines for 2019 assessments.

# OF PEOPLE HOUSEHOLD
FEDERAL GUIDELINES
CITY OF ANN ARBOR
1 PERSON
$12,140
$24,280
2 PERSONS
$16,460
$29,032
3 PERSONS
$20,780
$33,784
4 PERSONS
$25,100
$38,536
5 PERSONS
$29,420
$43,288
6 PERSONS
$33,740
$48,040
7 PERSONS
$38,060
$52,792
8 PERSONS
$42,380
$57,544
EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON
$4,320
$4,752

Staff
Prepared by: Mark Perry, City Assessor
Reviewed by: Tom Crawford, Financial Services Area Administrator and CFO
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, Michigan Compiled Laws 211.7u, allows the principal residences of persons who, in the judgment of the the Board of...

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