Michigan tax tribunal

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(MPRN-Lansing) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and local officials will try again this year to shut down a tax break that’s allowed big box stores to cut their property taxes. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The city of Escanaba is taking on big box stores in the Michigan Supreme Court. The city says the home improvement store Menards is dodging taxes. 


Economic developers see an opportunity to take advantage of future high speed rail service in Southwest Michigan. 

A workgroup has been formed at the state capitol to examine whether changes are needed in how retail property is assessed in Michigan. 

Menard's Marion, Il, Wikimedia Commons

Some “big box” retailers are using something called the “dark store” theory in an effort to win appeals of property tax assessments from local units of government.