Tax disputes outstanding

FLINT TWP. — At the request of Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, township assessor William Fowler gave the board of trustee an update on pending Michigan Tribunal tax appeals. The Tribunal is an administrative court that hears tax appeals.

Only one case remains from 2015, Fowler said. That was for ITT Educational Services, contesting a taxable value of $911.970. The specialty school on Miller Road closed last year due to bankruptcy.

For 2016, there are nine outstanding appeals and four amended to include 2017, he said. Among them are an Advance Auto

Parts store contending $183,090 in taxable value and Rite Aid of Michigan challenging a $499,000 value. For 2017, there are 21 tax appeals and five small claims filings. Petitioners with the largest amounts in dispute include Macy’s Inc. challenging $1,634,665 million in taxable value; VS Genesee Valley LLC contesting $1,555,625 and Genesee Crossing contesting a taxable value of $$1.043,174.

A full list of all outstanding appeals is posted online in the July 24 township board information packet.

The deadline for commercial appeals was May 31 and for small claims, July 31, Fowler said.

The court hearings are held in Lansing with attorneys present to represent both sides. More information about the process can also be found online at http://

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