Search
Search

WELCOME TO THE
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.

 

It's Membership Renewal Time!

MAA membership dues are based on the calendar year from January 1 to December 31st. Don't miss out on all the resources available with MAA Membership.  Please return your renewal invoice with payment today.  New and renewing members can also make their membership payment online
Renew Today!

MAA President's Message


January/February Message

Happy New Year! As we come off an unexpected year that had everyone learning a different way to do our jobs, as well as our lives, and start this year without much change, there is some optimism as the vaccines start being administered. As an association, we had to react to these changes in the way we presented education to our members.  I would like to say a huge thank you to Beth Botke, Sandy Birkenshaw and Debra Ring.  These women led our education with such dedication and passion and they were able to change the direction of our education by holding virtual classes, without hesitation. Also a thank you to John Dahlquist for handling a difficult year as president of our great association with a calm and dignity.

As we start this New Year, MAA wants to switch the direction we have been going over the years. The Board of Directors would like to do more for the membership, besides just being known for education.  The association will be moving away from the monthly magazine and moving towards a more web based format.  Members will be able to start finding the board minutes, STC bulletins, as well as other resources and important information on our website or through emails to our membership.  Due to restrictions continuing to be in place regarding in person learning, MAA education would like to team up with smaller associations across the state to help with education. This will help give education that is beneficial to these organizations instead of just what is available. 

We will also be sending out instructions for the message board that can be found on our website.  This is an area where members can post questions or concerns to the board and membership, hoping to receive clarity. A board member will respond. 

Lastly, for those who do not know me, I am currently the assessor for the City of Flint.  I have been in the assessing field since I could hold a tape measure.  I swore I never would do this for a profession, even as my mom kept telling me I would be great.  I tried everything not too.  I did received a Master in Public Administration from the University of Michigan since I have always had an interest in government.  Moreover, after I started working in an office, independent of my mom, I found a great love for this profession and the members in it.  The lesson, sometimes you should listen to your parents because they know what is best. 

All my best,
Stacey Kaake, President

News from Michigan and Around the Country


The Net Lease Big Box Report

0 40

The Net Lease Big Box Report

The Boulder Group

Cap rates in the single tenant net lease big box sector decreased by 25 basis points to 6.75% from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease in cap rates can be primarily attributed an increased appetite from investors for big box tenants that operate in the essential business category such as grocery related and home improvement.....

Bulletin 3 of 2021 - Poverty Exemption, Taxpayer Fact Sheet and Reminders

0 101

Bulletin 3 of 2021 - Poverty Exemption, Taxpayer Fact Sheet and Reminders

Department of Treasury/STC

The State Tax Commission at their meeting on February 9, 2021 approved Bulletin 3 of 2021 regarding poverty exemptions under MCL 211.7u. This Bulletin addresses the changes to the law by Public Act 253 of 2020.....

Bulletin 1 of 2021: 4th Quarter Interest Rates

0 58

Bulletin 1 of 2021: 4th Quarter Interest Rates

Department of Treasury/STC

Bulletin No. 1 of 2021

Certified Prevailing Institutional Lending Rates of Interest for the Period October

Public Act 352 of 2020 (Personal Property)

0 43

Public Act 352 of 2020 (Personal Property)

Department of Treasury/STC

Public Act 352 of 2020 was signed into law on December 30, 2020. PA 352 adds MCL 211.14a which states that for the 2021 tax year only, “personal property, including exempt personal property, that is located on tax day in an alternate location due to the COVID-19 pandemic must not be assessed in that alternate location but instead must be assessed in its ordinary location.” The “alternate location” is the location that personal property was moved due to COVID-19. The...

Poverty Exemption Forms

0 52

Poverty Exemption Forms

Department of Treasury/STC

The State Tax Commission at their meeting on January 19, 2021 approved the attached Poverty Exemption Forms: Form 5737 - Application for MCL 211.7u Poverty Exemption Form 5738 - Request for Approval of Percentage Reduction in Taxable Value for Poverty Exemptions Under MCL 211.7u Form 5739 - Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty The Commission also approved the attached Policy Regarding Requests for Percentage...

Assessing District Required Board of Review Training Report

0 47

Assessing District Required Board of Review Training Report

STC Form 573

This form is issued under the authority of the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893, MCL 211.10g. Attach original to the Board of Review Certification of the Assessment Roll. Additional Board of Review Training Reports may be used for larger Boards of Review. Certificates of Completion for the training sessions listed for each Board of Review member must also be attached to this form. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/treasury/Form_5731_712808_7.pdf

Preventing a ‘snowball effect’

0 0

Preventing a ‘snowball effect’

How Boone County prevailed against the ‘dark store theory’

On New Year’s Eve, Boone County officials were notified the county had won a legal battle that began in 2018 against Meijer Stores Limited Partnerships, which officials hope will establish precedent to end the practice of what is colloquially known as the “dark store theory” in Indiana. The legal battle determined the store’s property value, which in turn determines the store’s property taxes. County officials say the company attempted to use a method of...

Public Act 253 of 2020; Poverty Exemptions

0 295

Public Act 253 of 2020; Poverty Exemptions

Important Changes to MCL 211.7u Poverty Exemption

STATE TAX COMMISSION - Public Act 253 of 2020 was signed into law on December 23, 2020. The Act made several changes to the poverty exemption statute (MCL 211.7u) that will impact how local units, assessors, and boards of review handle the exemption starting with the 2021 tax year. 

Valuation and Assessment of Large-Scale Photovoltaic (Solar) Electric Generation Systems

0 93

Valuation and Assessment of Large-Scale Photovoltaic (Solar) Electric Generation Systems

STC Memorandum

STATE TAX COMMISSION - The State Tax Commission at their meeting on December 15, 2020 adopted the memorandum regarding Valuation and Assessment of Large-Scale Photovoltaic (Solar) Electric Generation Systems.  The memorandum is attached and is available on the State Tax Commission's website at www.michigan.gov/statetaxcommission. • Memo Regarding Solar Electric Generation Systems.pdf
12

 


I.A.A.O. President
Greg McHenry, AAS

Manhattan, Kansas
president@iaao.org
785-537-6310 ext.5012 

The Michigan Assessors Association is an Affiliate and proud sponsor of the International Association of Assessing Officers About IAAO

MAA Executive Board

Meeting Schedule
Download Agendas and Zoom Links

Jan. 19  Tuesday  10:00 AM Virtual Download
Feb. 16 Tuesday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Apr. 19 Monday 10:00 AM  Delta Twp. Download
May 17 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Jun. 21 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Jul. 28 Wednesday 10:30 AM  Big Rapids Download
Aug. 9 Monday  8:00 AM  Boyne Mountain Download
Sep. 20 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Oct. 18 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Nov. (TBD) Monday 10:00 AM  TBD Download
Dec. 13 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download

webmaster Terms Of Use Privacy Statement