Treasurer: Deborah S. Obrecht
Phone Number: 586-752-4585 Ext 117
Deputy Treasurer: Mary E. Davis
Phone Number: 586-752-4585 Ext 120
Please log onto our website: brucetwp.org for tax information and click on second large green tab – "Property Pymts./Info". Or use the direct link: (https://brucetwp.is.bsasoftware.com). This site will allow parcel search by Parcel ID, Name or Address and online tax payments (fee will be added) .
Property taxes can't be pre-paid in Michigan
The Township has received a number of questions on pre-paying property taxes in light of the recent federal tax reform. However, pre-payment is not allowed in Michigan, as Michigan's property taxes will be assessed later this year. Since Michigan's 2018 property taxes will be assessed in 2018, they are not deductible on a taxpayer's 2017 tax return. Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 586-752-4585 ext. 117.
TAX BILLING DATES:
Summer tax bills are mailed at the end of June and payable July 1st. Winter tax bills are mailed the end of November and payable December 1st. If you do not receive your bill, please contact my office and we will send you a duplicate copy. NOTE: Failure to receive your bill DOES NOT exempt any interest or penalty from being applied. It is the property owner’s responsibility to know taxes are due and payable.
TAX DUE DATES:
The summer bill is due 9/14/xx and the winter bill is due 2/28/xx. If the due date falls on a weekend, the bill will be due the next business day.
LATE SUMMER TAX PAYMENTS:
The Township continues to collect summer taxes until the winter closing date – 2/28/xx with interest penalty applied. Interest applied is 1% per calendar month:
After tax due date - 9/30 @ 1%
10/1 - 10/31 @ 2%
11/1 - 11/30 @ 3%
12/1 - 12/31 @ 4%
1/1 - 1/31 @ 5%
2/1 - 2/28 @ 6%
TAX PROCESS AFTER FINAL DUE DATE:
The Township cannot accept payment after February 28th. (Excluding Leap Year).
On March 1st, any unpaid summer or winter taxes are considered delinquent. On March 1st, a 4% County administration fee is added and 1% per month interest will accrue until taxes are fully paid.
All delinquent taxes must be paid to the Macomb County Treasurer located at:
MACOMB COUNTY TREASURER
ONE SOUTH MAIN STREET, 2ND FLOOR
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI 48043
ATTN: DELINQUENT TAXES
You may call the County Treasurer’s office at 586-469-5190 or check their website: www.macombcountymi.gov for further information.
The Treasurer’s office sends hard copies or electronic copies of tax bills to escrow companies. It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to verify if their escrow has been paid. Information is available on Township website or the Treasurer’s office may be contacted.
TAX PAYMENT FISCAL YEAR LEVIES:
County 1/1 – 12/31
Township 4/1 – 3/31
Library & Schools 7/1 – 6/30
State Education (SET) 10/1 – 9/30
TAX BILL CALCULATION:
The Taxable Value divided by 1000 multiplied by the millage rate.
It is important for property owners that own and occupy their home to be sure they are claiming a 100% Principal Residence Exemption (PRE). This savings is on the tax bill where the school taxes are collected. School districts are as follows:
Romeo – 100% Summer;
Armada - 50% Summer & 50% Winter;
SUMMER TAX DEFERMENTS:
Qualified taxpayers, such as Senior Citizens, disabled persons, etc, may apply for a deferment of their summer tax bill. Income is a criteria to qualify (annual income not exceeding $40,000) and the home must be your principal residence. Agriculture exemptions are available. Deferment forms are available from the Treasurer’s office and must be filed each year by 9/15.
Dog Licenses are available through the Macomb County Animal Shelter, 21417 Dunham, Clinton Township, MI 48036 or call 586-469-5115 for more information.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Deborah S. Obrecht
Bruce Township Treasurer