Tax Collection

Summer taxes are due September 14, 2017
Winter taxes are due February 14, 2018


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Tax Collection Info

Summer taxes are due by September 14, 2017. Taxes can be paid at the township office, (Tuesday and Thursday), on-line, or by mail. The Treasurer will be in the office on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 9am-4pm. On September 15, a 1% interest charge will be added to the unpaid balance. An additional 1% per month will be added on the first of the month thereafter.

Winter property taxes are due by February 14, 2018. Taxes can be paid at the Township office (Tuesday and Thursday), on-line, or by mail. A 3% late charge will be assessed February 15-28, 2018. The last day to pay 2017 taxes at the township office is February 28, 2018. The Treasurer will be in the office on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 9am-4pm.

After February 28, 2018 taxes must be paid to the Allegan County Treasurer's Office

For those who wish to pay taxes by mail, make check or money order payable to Salem Township, PO Box 49, Burnips, MI. 49314. Be sure to include the bottom of your tax notice along with your payment. Please indicate any address corrections on your remittance.

Taxes will be collected at the township office (Tuesday and Thursday 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM).  We also have a drop box in the entryway so you may drop off tax payments (in check form only) at any time.

Tax bills are not sent to property owners who escrow their taxes. Your bill will be sent to the mortgage company who requests it and you will be sent a receipt when they pay your taxes.

Tax deferment applications are available at the Township Office.

Deferments are available if you are: a Senior citizen, Paraplegic, Quadriplegic, Eligible serviceman, Veteran, or Widow, Blind, or totally and permanently disabled. Please contact the Treasurer for an application.

Principle Resident Exemption

Please make sure you are claiming a homestead on your property. This can save you money in taxes. Please call with any questions.

Hardship exemption forms are availabe at the Township Office. Please contact the Supervisor with any questions and to fill out an application.

 

 

FAQ'S REGARDING PROPERTY TAXES

1) When do tax bills get mailed out?

Summer tax bills are mailed by June 30 and winter bills by November 30.

2) When are taxes due?

Summer taxes are due by September 14. On September 15, a 1% late charge will be added to the unpaid balance. An additional 1% per month will be added on the first of the month thereafter. The Salem Township office will be open on September 14, 2017 from 9am-4pm to collect summer 2017 property taxes.

Winter taxes are due by February 14. Winter taxes are charged a 3% late fee if paid from February 15-February 28. The last day to pay the 2017 property taxes at the Salem Township office is February 28, 2018. Beginning March 1, all property taxes must be paid to the Allegan County Treasurer (269-673-0260). Their website : http://www.allegancounty.org/ The Salem Township office will be open on February 14 & 28, 2018 from 9am-4pm to collect 2017 property taxes.

3) Why didn't I get a bill?

If your mortgage company requests your taxes, you will not be mailed a bill. When the mortgage company pays your bill, I will send you a receipt.

4) Why didn't I get a receipt?

Summer receipts are not mailed unless requested (or if paid by a mortgage company). The top portion of your bill, which you should keep when mailing your payment, is your receipt along with your cancelled check.

5) Where's my recycle card?

Recycle cards are mailed with your winter tax bill.

6) How much will my taxes be?

You can estimate your taxes using the following equation: Value of home divided by two, divide by 1000, multiplied by the millage rate.

For example: Value: 100,000 / 2 = 50,000. (This is your taxable value)

50,000 / 1000 x 35.7425 = $1787.13. Approximate taxes for the year. You will need to know the school district and millage rates to estimate your taxes.

2017 millage rates:
(millage rates may change due to elections)

Hopkins: Summer 10.6185, Winter 24.9943. Add 18 to the winter rate if no homestead. Total: 35.6128, or 53.6128 if not homesteaded.

Hamilton: Summer 18.3262, Winter 10.3586.  Add 9 to summer and 9 to winter if no homestead. Total 28.6848, or 46.6848 if not homesteaded.

Hudsonville: Summer 24.0541, Winter 8.1086. Add 18 to summer rate if no homestead. Total 32.1627, or 50.1627 if not homesteaded.

Zeeland: Summer 20.4512, Winter 12.4836. Add 9 to summer and 9 to winter if no homestead. Total 32.9348, or 50.9348 if not homesteaded.

7) Can I defer my taxes?

Deferments are available to the following: Senior citizens (62 years or older), paraplegic or quadriplegic, eligible service person, veteran, widow or widower, blind person, or totally and permanently disabled. Gross household income must not exceed $40,000.00. Deferments are also available to farmers for the summer.

 

 

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