Monday, June 13, 2016
Ind. Gov't. - "Tax assessment plan for [Michigan] big box stores plods ahead"
The two most recent ILB posts on the big box/dark box issue:
- Ind. Gov't. - Big box/dark box issue solved?
Updating a long list of earlier ILB "big box/dark box" posts, according to an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, the problem in Indiana has been solved. The headline to the article is "'Their fair share' Big-box store...
Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on June 3, 2016 12:21 PM
- Ind. Gov't. - "Appeals court ruling brings an end to big box stores ripping off local communities’ tax dollars"
Don't get too excited. That is the headline to a story from Eclectablog (a respected Michigan political blog) - big h/t to Dan Carden of the NWI Times for spotting it. Some quotes from the blog piece, authored by Chris...
Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on May 27, 2016 02:41 PM
Lansing — A plan to prevent big box stores from paying less in property taxes may be gaining steam in the Legislature after the House approved the measure, which supporters say will lead to fairer tax evaluations.
Supporters say the measure is supposed to ensure property taxes are assessed more equitably for large retail stores like Lowe’s or Target. It passed the House by a wide margin despite opposition from big business interests such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Retailers Association.
Opponents say the legislation would complicate the tax appeal process, increase the cost of appeals and violate a state constitutional requirement that property be valued uniformly.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 13, 2016 11:30 AM
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