Co-operative housing – You can claim your share of the property tax on the building. If rent is paid on the property under the building, you can also claim 23% of that ground rent. (Don`t take 23% of your total monthly association fee) You can request a declaration from the co-op indicating your share of property taxes. Because each taxpayer has unique circumstances that determine their eligibility for the loan, the Michigan Treasury Department recommends that you review the following information and/or consult with a tax accountant. In fiscal 2019, more than 1.1 million taxpayers claimed the Family Property Tax Credit totalling more than $784.8 million, with an average credit of $669. If only one person owns the home or is required to pay the rent, only that person can claim a homeownership tax credit. The person applying for the loan must include any monetary donations or expenses paid on their behalf. This includes contributions from other people living in the apartment, which are used to pay household expenses (rent, taxes, utilities, etc.). If you rented, use the total rent paid, then prorate the first or last month based on occupancy days to determine the total amount of rent that can be claimed for a credit. Alternative Property Tax Credit for Tenants 65 Years of Age and Over: An alternative credit is only available to tenants aged 65 and over whose rent represents more than 40% of their total household assets. For help calculating the replacement credit, refer to Worksheet 4 «Alternative Property Tax Credit for Renters Aged 65 and Over» in brochure MI-1040 Personal Income Tax or the estimator available on the website. Nursing home, retirement home and adult foster home – If you live in a special residential facility (nursing home, retirement home and adult nursing home), base your application solely on rent.

Do not include other services. If you pay rent with other services and are unable to determine which portion is just rent, you can determine your share of property taxes that can be claimed for the credit based on square footage, or divide taxes by the number of occupants the home is allowed to care for. This information can be obtained from your home institution. You may need to provide a copy of the landlord`s documentation to substantiate the claim. For most people, the credit is based on a comparison between property taxes and total household resources. Landlords pay property taxes directly and tenants pay them indirectly with their rent. Only taxes levied in the year of the claim can be used for loans, regardless of when they are paid. You can also include an administrative collection fee of up to 1%. «Homestead property tax credits provide tax relief to working families and individuals in Michigan,» said State Assistant Treasurer Glenn White, head of revenue services programs for the Treasury Department.

«These tax credits can reduce the tax owing and allow for a refund. If you are a serving member, an eligible veteran, or the surviving spouse of a veteran, complete Form MI-1040CR and MI-1040CR-2, Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim for Veterans and the Blind. File the form that gives you the largest loan. If you are blind and own your own home, complete forms MI-1040CR and MI-1040CR-2. File the form that gives you the largest loan. If you are blind and renting, you must use the MI-1040CR, you can not use the MI-1040CR-2. Your property is where you have your permanent residence. This is the place you want to return to every time you leave. They must be owners and occupants or contractually obliged to pay the rent and occupy the apartment.

They can only have one farm at a time. Cottages, second homes, properties you own and rent to others, and student residences are not considered property. Why can`t I use 23% (standard amount) of my annual rent to calculate my homeproperty tax credit if I live on a service charge? Social housing – If the landlord does not pay property taxes or service charges, you are not eligible for a homeproperty tax credit and no credit will be issued. Family Autonomy Program (FIP)/Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recipients – Your credit must be prorated based on income from other sources relative to total income. If 100% of your income comes from the MDHHS, you are not eligible for a homeownership tax credit. For credit calculation assistance, see Worksheet 3 «FIP/MDHHS BENEFITS» in the Michigan MI-1040 Individual Income Tax brochure or the estimator available on the website. For those who received assistance from the State of Michigan FIP or other government assistance, you may be eligible for a home heating credit if you owned and occupied your home or had to pay rent. Read the instructions in the MI-1040CR-7 brochure. Note: It is the tenant`s responsibility to determine if the rental property is a service charge before taking out a loan. Service fees are generally lower than property taxes.

To learn more about the Homestead Property Tax Credit and state income taxes, visit and click on «Credits and Exemptions» at the bottom of the page. You may be eligible for a property tax credit if all of the following conditions are met: Combined property taxes and/or rent cannot exceed 12 months. The Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit is the state of Michigan`s way of helping you pay a portion of your property taxes if you are a qualified Michigan homeowner or tenant and meet the requirements. You must complete the Michigan Homestead MI-1040CR Property Tax Credit application to see if you qualify for the credit. Service-charge housing is a program where a municipality and a rental property owner agree to pay a service charge instead of property taxes. Therefore, regardless of the amount of rent paid, only 10% of the rent can be claimed for the homeownership tax credit. Shared apartments – If two or more people share the property and occupy the family property or are contractually obligated to pay rent and occupy the rental property, each person can claim a family property tax credit. The claim can only be based on its proportionate share of the assessed value and property taxes paid or rents paid, as well as on the entire patrimony of the household.

Property taxes collected or monthly rent must be divided equally among each individual. Any monetary gifts or expenses paid on your behalf must be included in the total budget. The assessed value of the home you are applying for a loan must be $135,000 or less. If you bought or sold your home, you will need to prorate your taxes to determine what taxes can be claimed on loans. Use only the taxes levied on each Michigan property during the year of eligibility, then prorate taxes based on occupancy days. Whether it`s a property that costs a service fee or tax-exempt accommodation, inquire here or contact the city, municipality, village or district assessor`s office. Often, the service charge is low-income apartments or seniors, which may include an apartment or renting a single-family home. If you need to file an MI-1040 Michigan personal income tax return, file the Michigan Homestead MI-1040CR property tax credit claim with your MI-1040.

If you do not need to submit an MI-1040, you can submit the MI-1040CR yourself. You have 4 years from the original due date to make your claim. Rent assistance – If part of your rent was paid on your behalf by MSHDA or another government agency, you can only claim the portion of your rent that you actually paid. Do not claim any amount paid on your behalf by MSHDA or any other government agency. Foreclosure – Due to economic conditions, many people are subject to mortgage foreclosure, repossession of their home or debt forgiveness. Any changes in home ownership will impact the creation of the MI-1040 Michigan Personal Income Tax Return and/or Michigan Homestead MI-1040CR Property Tax Credit application. If you`ve been involved in mortgage foreclosure or repossession of your home, read about mortgage foreclosure or home buyback and your Michigan tax return. Total budgetary resources (THR) are the total income (taxable and non-taxable) of both spouses or a single person who heads a household.