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Ann Arbor Council Considering Property Tax Relief

May 4, 2020

Credit City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

Ann Arbor’s city council will consider a resolution tonight that would help businesses and homeowners who are struggling to pay their property taxes because of COVID-19.


The proposed resolution calls to waive the August 1st late penalty charge for tax payments due in July.  If approved, the city stands to lose about $137,000 because of the waiver.  Council Member Jack Eaton represents the fourth ward. 

"Right now, we’re just looking at the immediate future, and we’re trying to anticipate what hardships taxpayers will have."

The city could experience another financial loss of $110,000, if council decides to also waive the September 1st late penalty charge. 

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu