Personal Property Statements were mailed to all known businesses on December 31, 2016.
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All owners of business personal property located in Clinton Township are required to file ONE of the following forms annually:
Please note the statutory deadlines for each of the annual forms. Any filings received after the applicable statutory deadline will not be accepted and will be subject to an estimated value.
*** Please read: information regarding changes to personal property filing
PA 402 of 2012 made significant changes regarding the taxation of personal property, including new exemptions for eligible small business personal property and for eligible manufacturing personal property.
Exemptions are not automatic - IF eligible for either of the new exemptions you must properly, timely, and annually file the correct form. If you are not eligible for an exemption you must file the regular personal property statement (Form 632).
*** Please click on the link below to read the memo regarding the new exemptions which was included in the 2017 personal property statement mailing.
2017 Personal Property exemption changes
*** Click on the links below to read the State Tax Commission bulletins and guidelines as well as the applicable excerpts from the General Property Tax Act.
State Tax Commission Bulletin 11 of 2013 - Eligible Personal Property Exemption (details the Small Business Tax Exemption requirements for filing Form 5076)
Essential Services Assessment FAQs
Forms with instructions
2017 - Form 632 - Personal Property Statement
2017 - Form 5076 - Affidavit to Claim Small Business Tax Exemption Under MCL 211.9o
2017 - Form 5278 - Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property Tax Exemption Claim, Ad Valorem Personal Property Statement, and Report of Fair Market Value of Qualified New and Previously Existing Personal Property (Combined Document)
Affidavit to Rescind Exemption of Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property (Form 5277)
2017 Idle Equipment (Form 2698)
2017 Daily Rental Property (Form 3595)
The Personal Property Statement is an annual declaration of a business’ assets as of December 31st of the prior year. The information on the statement is confidential and discussed only with the person who signed the statement (usually the owner) or an authorized representative. Only these two individuals may receive any copies of the statement.
At the end of each year the Assessing Department mails out blank statements to all businesses. If for some reason a business does not receive a blank statement then they should contact the Assessing Department to verify that the correct mailing address is on file. A blank form may also be downloaded from this site.
Be sure you are reporting the original costs of all assets on the original year of acquisition line. For example, if you purchased a new desk for a total cost of $400 in 2013 then it should be reported on the 2013 line of section A (furniture & fixtures) at a cost of $400. The State Tax Commission has set the depreciation multipliers for each section and each year the assets receives further depreciation.
Don’t forget to report all written-off equipment. Even though an asset may be fully depreciated according to your accounting standards, it is still required to be reported on the personal property statement.
New Business Owners: please fill out the New Business Questionnaire below. We will be out in the fall to canvass the area and get any additional information we may need. The form may be mailed or faxed to us.
New Business Questionnaire
Going Out of Business?
Is your business moving out of Clinton Township or closing down prior to tax day (December 31st)? If so, please notify us as soon as possible at (586) 286-9468 in order to keep our records up to date. Remember that if you are in business on December 31, 2016 then your business will be responsible for both the Summer and Winter Bills in 2017. Please be sure that you provide us with a forwarding address and date that you went out of business in Clinton Township so that your bill does not go delinquent.
Please be sure that you are reporting all of your locations to the proper Clinton Township, Michigan. We are Clinton Township in Macomb County and our zip codes are 48035, 48036, 48038. There is also a Clinton Township in Lenawee County and Oscoda County as well as a city of Clinton, Michigan. Many times these accounts get confused. Be sure you are reporting to the correct community to ensure that you are getting the most accurate assessment.
Also, we have five (5) school districts in Clinton Township. We divide your accounts up by these school districts. Your parcel number will end in 016, 017, 018, 019 or 020.
016 = Chippewa Valley School District
017 = L’Anse Creuse School District
018 = Clintondale School District
019 = Fraser School District
020 = Mount Clemens School District
If you are not sure, what account to place a location on, you may either look the address up on our Public Record Data Link or contact us at (586) 286-9468.