This workshop helps Detroit homeowners complete and submit the Detroit Property Tax Exemption application for the current year. It also provides other resources to homeowners at risk of tax foreclosure.
Anyone who is struggling to pay their property taxes – or who may have questions about their current year bill or delinquent property taxes with the Wayne County Treasurer – should attend this workshop.
The Detroit Property Tax Exemption is offered to income-eligible Detroit homeowners or Detroit homeowners who have recently experienced a financial hardship.
Homeowners seeking assistance at the workshop must bring certain documents required for the exemption application:
- Copy of proof of homeownership (Ex: deed, land contract, court order, divorce settlement, etc.)
- Current photo ID for all adults over 18 years old
- A tax return, report card, or other official document that includes address for any minors in the home
- 2019 Federal & State tax returns for all adults, if filed. Note: filing is required for all adults who had Earned Income (income from employment) above $12,000
- Proof of income for all adults without tax returns (Ex: W2’s, paystubs, SSI/SSD, pension, food stamps, FIA/DHS, child support, self-employment, signed letter from anyone who is helping you financially, etc.)
- Proof of expenses or debts, if household income is over the eligibility guidelines (Ex: all pages of utility bills, medical bills, phone/cable/internet bills, tax payment plan, credit cards/loans, insurance bills, etc.)
- Current Property Tax Bill
- Proof of assets, if over $12,000 (Ex: bank statements, 401k, insurance settlement, etc.)
Here is an income eligibility table for the Detroit Property Tax Exemption, including the new 25% exemption option:
Our monthly Property Tax Exemption Workshops are part of a citywide effort sponsored by the Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund.