The following is a series of tables by county providing some perspective on personal property taxation in Michigan. Data is provided for cities, townships, and county totals. Information is not provided by the State Tax Commission for villages, but their information is included with the townships of which they are a part. The data include the state equalized value of total and personal property in 1988, the taxable value of this property in 1998, personal property as a percent of the total in both of these years, and data on growth of this property over the ten years.
Statewide, personal property as a percent of the total value of property has remained fairly constant, averaging between 12.5 and 13.0 percent. Over this ten year period, 718 cities and townships had personal property increase as a percent of the total value of property within their jurisdiction, 797 units had it decrease as a percent of total value. For the county totals, 42 of the 83 counties had personal property increase as a percent of total property value from 1988 to 1998.
All information is based on publications of the Michigan State Tax Commission. However, the CRC takes full responsibility for its presentation on this website. Any errors are the fault of the CRC.