Personal Property News
2021 Personal Property Statements will be mailed at the end of December 2020 to all businesses/parcels except for those that received the Small Business Property Tax Exemption for 2020 at an existing parcel within Clinton Township.
If you received the Small Business Property Tax Exemption for 2020 in Clinton Township (and you have not moved your location) then you are NOT required to re-file your exemption claim (see below).
All other businesses/parcels are required to annually, properly, and timely file ONE of the following forms by February 20th:
Any filings after the applicable statutory deadline will not be accepted and will be subject to an estimated value. Appeals to the March Board of Review may be available. Please see PA 261-264 of 2017 for details.
SMALL BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION (FORM 5076):
If you own a business in Clinton Township that received the Small Business Property Tax Exemption for 2020 then you will not receive a statement in the mail; the exemption will continue for 2021. HOWEVER, if at any point you no longer qualify for the Small Business Property Tax Exemption, you MUST file a Rescission Form 5618 AND a personal property statement no later than February 20th of the year that the property is no longer eligible. Failure to file Rescission Form 5618 will result in significant penalty and interest as prescribed by PA 132 of 2018.
The Assessing Department conducts audits on existing Small Business Property Tax Exemption parcels to ensure continued eligibility for the exemption. Per MCL 211.9o, a person who claims this exemption shall maintain books and records and shall provide access to those books and records. The Assessor may remove current and three years of prior claims. The taxpayer will be billed for the additional taxes plus interest and penalties.
Click on the links below to read the State Tax Commission guidelines as well as the applicable excerpts from the General Property Tax Act.
Essential Services Assessment FAQs
Small Business Exemption Guide
Forms with instructions
2021 - Form 632 - Personal Property Statement
2021 - Form 5076 - Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim Under MCL 211.9o
Request to Rescind the Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim Under MCL 211.9o (Form 5618)
2020 - Form 5278 - Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property Tax Exemption Claim, Personal Property Statement, and Report of Fair Market Value of Qualified New and Previously Existing Personal Property (Combined Document)
2020 - Form 5467 - Election of Lessee Report of Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property
Affidavit to Rescind Exemption of Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property (Form 5277)
2021 Idle Equipment (Form 2698)
2021 Daily Rental Property (Form 3595)
New Business Owners: please fill out and submit the New Business Questionnaire below. We will be out in the fall to canvass the area and get any additional information we may need.
New Business Questionnaire
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 (except for those with continuing Small Business exemptions). 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.
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, 2020 then your business will be responsible for both the Summer and Winter Bills in 2021. 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.