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MICHIGAN ASSESSORS ASSOCIATION

Organized to improve the standards of assessment practice; to provide a clearing house for the collection and distribution of useful information relative to assessment practice; and to promote justice and equality in the distribution of the tax burden.

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March Message

In 2018, the MAA Board of Directors continued Strategic Planning and set specific goals for the Association to meet.  One of these goals was to increase attendance at our schools.  Not an easy task for the education committee to accomplish in the environment of online learning!  However, our 2018 survey to our members indicated that a classroom setting is preferred to online or self-study.  The classroom learning offers the real world examples and experiences of the seasoned professional, as well as the discussion and debate of ideas among students.  This is where the learning is best!  Therefore, we are continuing with a robust offering of courses in 2019.

MAA Schools for this year will be held May 6-10 in Novi, July 29-August 2 in Grand Rapids and September 30-October 4 at Boyne Highlands Resort.  Plan to attend as new courses are being developed to keep up with the profession’s ever-changing needs!

Encourage your colleagues to join MAA.  If you sponsor a new member, your name will be entered into a drawing for an Apple IPad to be held at the annual business meeting in August 2019.  Surveys show that most people join an organization when they are encouraged to do so by a colleague or mentor.  Be sure to explain how being a part of a professional association can help your career.

Finally, please mark your calendar for August 11-14, 2019.  These are the dates of the Annual Conference to be held at Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, Michigan.  This year we are celebrating 60 years of organization!  The education, networking and great company at the Michigan Assessors Association Conference provides each and every one of us the opportunity for professional development.

Paula Jastifer, President

News from Around the Country


Reminder of Mandatory ESA Reporting

Reporting Deadline is April 1, 2019

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As a reminder, all assessors who have had one or more Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property (EMPP) exemptions granted in their local units are required to transmit all information from the Combined Document (Form 5278) to the Department of Treasury no later than April 1st.

If using Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) software, the information should be exported electronically to the software provider who will then forward the information to the Department. It is vital that assessors report all information supplied by the taxpayer on the Combined Document (Form 5278) accurately, including contact information in Part 1 and all declarations (including check boxes) and acquisition costs reported in Part 3. Omissions of this information will result in errors on the Essential Services Assessment (ESA) Statement when it is generated by the Department of Treasury. This, in turn, may result in incorrect calculations of ESA and rescissions of the EMPP exemption. Assessors are encouraged to double-check all information entered into CAMA software prior to exporting to the CAMA provider.

Michigan Assessors Association

Strategic Planning Update

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At its Strategic Planning session held November 18 & 19, 2018, the Michigan Assessors Association Board of Directors developed Mission and Vision statements for the organization. The Mission Statement is intended to be explain MAA's purpose and direction, while the Vision Statement focuses on our goals and aspirations as an organization. Both are designed to be uplifting, inspiring and timeless - even if the organization changes its strategy, the vision will often stay the same. These statements will be incorporated as part of our Board meeting agendas as well as posted on the website to keep them in the forefront.
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2019 IAAO President Timothy L. BoncoskeyI.A.A.O. President
Timothy L. Boncoskey, ASA

Phoenix, Arizona
president@iaao.org
602-372-3796 

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