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Personal Property Tax Update: Must-Know Strategies for the New Tax Reform Laws
Originally recorded on January 15, 2014 (60 minutes)
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Personal Property Tax Update:
Must-Know Strategies for the New Tax Reform Laws
Presented by Jeff Ammon
January 15, 2014
10:00-11:00 am EST

Portions of Michigan's personal property tax reform law will be effective January 1, 2014.  The phase-in will apply to larger taxpayers by January 1, 2016.  Between those two dates, you have a narrow window of opportunity to assess business strategies for reducing your personal property taxes under this new law.

Attend this seminar to learn money-saving strategies, including the following:

  • How the new law does not simply eliminate personal property tax (it is much more complicated than that)
  • How the new tax reform rules can actually reverse the typical assessor and taxpayer roles
  • How your real estate classification will affect your ability to save taxes under the new law
  • How existing tax abatements are affected by the new law (and how to determine whether to apply or new abatements or revoke existing abatements)
  • Unique valuation needs that may arise because of these new rules
  • How to effectively work your way out from under burdensome incentive agreements
  • How the new STC Bulletins and forms apply to you

Learn how to use these new rules to your company's best advantage before the end of this tax year.


Jeff Ammon is an attorney with Miller Johnson who devotes a significant portion of his practice to economic property taxation, property tax abatement, other economic development tax incentives, and related real estate and construction matters. He is a member of Miller Johnson, a law firm with offices in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. For over 30 years, Ammon has represented a variety of industrial and commercial clients on personal and real property tax matters. He is a former chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Executive Committee and former chair of the Michigan Chamber's Tax Policy Committee.



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