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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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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

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2021 Assessor Certification

December 31, 2020 Deadline

STATE TAX COMMISSION - The State Tax Commission's Bulletin 7 of 2019 directed that the recertification fee for MCAO, MAAO and MMAO assessing would be $175 for 2021 and the recertification fee for MCAT's would be $50 for 2021.  The deadline for submitting full payment to the Commission for recertification is December 31, 2020.  The payment window is now open to pay your certification renewal fee for 2021.  Please log into the CERTS application at

https://sso.migov.net to pay your fee online or print a voucher to mail with a check.

If payment in full is not made by December 31, 2020, a written delinquency notice will be provided along with notification that late payment (full payment along with a late fee of twice the regular renewal fee) can be made until March 1, 2021.  If the full payment and late fee are not postmarked by the March 1, 2021 deadline, the assessing officer or technician will no longer be certified.  Assessing officers who lose certification due to nonpayment will be required to recertify at the entry level and complete the required educational requirements to achieve certification.  Technicians who lose certification due to nonpayment must retake the MCAT course and pass the MCAT exam for recertification.  There is no additional appeal process after the March 1, 2021 deadline.
Questions related to certification fees can be directed to State-Tax-Commission@michigan.gov.

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

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

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Meeting Schedule
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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. 8 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

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