Personal Property Statements are due on February 20 to the local jurisdiction in which the personal property is located on tax day (December 31).
Personal Property Forms
Click this link and select Form 5076 for the Affidavit of Owner of Eligible Personal Property Claiming Exemption from Collection of Taxes
To claim an exemption, this Affidavit must be received by the Assessor no later than Feb. 10. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This affidavit will exempt property owned only by the entity filing the affidavit. If personal property is leased to or used by an entity other than the property's owner, the owner of that personal property must file the affidavit for that property, not the lessee or the user. The owner may file the arridavit and claim the exemption only if the True Cash Value of all of the commercial or industrial personal property located within the city or township that is owned by, leased to, or in the possession of the owner or a related entity was less than $80,000 on Dec. 31, 2014.
The State Tax Commission adopted new personal property multiplier tables for the valuation of personal property in the State of Michigan starting with the 2000 Assessment Roll. In order to learn more about the procedures to value personal property in the State of Michigan, please read the State Tax Commission’s Bulletin 12 of 1999, along with other bulletins, at the Michigan Department of Treasury website.
State Tax Commission Bulletins
The form must be completed properly. Failure to return a Personal Property Statement or returning an uncompleted statement will cause our Department to estimate the assessment on your personal property and possibly audit your account. Also, failure to file this form by its due date will jeopardize your appeal rights with the State Tax Commission and/or Michigan Tax Tribunal.
As a rule of thumb, the person who completes your income tax statements should be able to prepare the Personal Property Statement for your business.