« Environment - More on: The Kankakee, "Indiana's drainage ditch and Illinois' river" | Main | Ind. Law - Indiana's Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act takes effect July 1st »

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:

But the headline today from an AP story in the Detroit News, headed "Tax assessment plan for big box stores plods ahead," strikes a less enthusiastic note about Michigan. Michael Gerstein's story begins:
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
Posted to Indiana Government