Apply for a Small Business Property Tax Exemption

Are you a small business owner? Is your true cash value of personal property $80,000 or less?  You're in the right place to check if you qualify for a personal property tax exemption.

SOLD, CLOSED, OR MOVED YOUR BUSINESS?

Notify the Assessor immediately to avoid the possibility of being assessed in error.

Paper Form

Check your eligibility

To qualify for the Small Business Property Tax exemption, the true cash value of all your commercial or industrial personal property has to be less than $80,000.

Want to review the guide that was written for this exemption? Read it here.

Not eligible for the exemption? You need to file a Personal Property Tax Statement. Click here to file by the February 20, 2019 deadline.

Complete the Michigan Form 5076

The form you use to apply for this exemption is a State of Michigan form called the Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim Under MCL 211.9o.

You can fill out the form on your computer, but you'll need to print it and sign it before submitting the original to our office. Don't have a printer? You can pick up the form at our office, we're located at the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

Download and Print the Small Business Tax Exemption Form

Make sure you file on time

This form must be filed with the City Assessor's office no later than February 20th. If the 20th falls on a weekend, you have until the next business day to file.

Mail your form to our office

If you're ready to submit, mail your completed form to the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll review your application

The process to review your application can take a few weeks. Whether you're approved or denied, we'll mail you a notice to let you know.

Missed the Deadline?

If you missed the February 20th deadline, you still have an opportunity to claim this exemption. You'll need to file an appeal with the March Board of Review. 

The March Board of Review will meet on March 21, 2019, to consider late filed claims for exemption. Petitioners must submit 2 forms:

 

Online

Check your eligibility

To qualify for the Small Business Property Tax exemption, the true cash value of all your commercial or industrial personal property has to be less than $80,000.

Make sure you’re prepared

Notices are sent to all known owners each year and provide all the information you need to submit your filing online.

Want to review the guide that was written for this exemption? Read it here.

File your statement online

eFile Your Statement

We'll review your application

The process to review your application can take a few weeks. Whether you're approved or denied, we'll mail you a notice to let you know.

 

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In Person

Check your eligibility

To qualify for the Small Business Property Tax exemption, the true cash value of all your commercial or industrial personal property has to be less than $80,000.
 
Want to review the guide that was written for this exemption? Read it here.

Complete the Michigan Form 5076

The form you use to apply for this exemption is a State of Michigan form called the Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim Under MCL 211.9o.
 
You can fill out the form on your computer, but you'll need to print it and sign it before submitting the original to our office. Don't have a printer? You can pick up the form at our office, we're located at the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page.
 

Make sure you file on time

This form must be filed with the City Assessor's office no later than February 20th. If the 20th falls on a weekend, you have until the next business day to file.
 

Bring your completed form to our office

If you're ready to submit, bring the completed original form to the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page. We're open Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.
 

We'll review your application

The process to review your application can take a few weeks. Whether you're approved or denied, we'll mail you a notice to let you know.

 

Missed the Deadline?

If you missed the February 20th deadline, you still have an opportunity to claim this exemption. You'll need to file an appeal with the March Board of Review. 

The March Board of Review will meet on March 21, 2019, to consider late filed claims for exemption. Petitioners must submit 2 forms:

 

 

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. You won't be able to apply over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to submit your application.