WARNING: IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT USING ONLINE BANKING TO PAY YOUR TAXES YOU NEED TO BE AWARE THAT MOST BANKS USE A THIRD PARTY TO PROCESS CHECKS REQUESTED THROUGH THEIR ONLINE BILL PAYMENT SYSTEM. THIS MEANS THAT YOUR MONEY IS DEDUCTED FROM YOUR ACCOUNT AND SENT TO A THIRD PARTY PROCESSOR, NOT DIRECTLY TO THE DESIGNATED PAYEE. BILLS PAID THROUGH YOUR ON-LINE BANKING SYSTEM MAY TAKE UP TO 15 BUSINESS DAYS TO BE RECEIVED
In accordance with MCL 211.7, Handy Township established their poverty guidelines for 2011. Any property owner that is receiving the Principal Residence Exemption can apply for a one year exemption from paying property taxes. In order to qualify you must meet the guidelines that the Township has adopted. These include specific income levels and asset tests of the total household. The applications, income levels and asset test requirements can be obtained from the Assessor who will then work with you to see if you meet the qualifications. Completed applications are then forwarded to the Board of Review for action during their March, July and December meetings.
2011 Assessment Notices
The 2011 Assessment Notices will be mailed in February. It is important that you review the information. If you disagree with the assessed value, taxable value, principal residence percentage, then you can appeal to the Township Board of Review scheduled in the month of March. Times and Dates for the Board of Review are listed on the bottom of the assessment notices.