Poverty Exemption

MCL 211.7u provides for a property tax exemption, in whole or part, for the principal residence of persons who, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute to the public charges. In order to receive a poverty exemption, a taxpayer must annually file a completed application form, and all required additional documentation, with the supervisor, assessor, or the Board of Review where the property is located. 
 

Howard Township Resolution to Adopt Poverty Exemption Income Guidelines and Asset Test

Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for 2021

Form 5737 Application for Poverty Exemption

Form 5739 Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy to Remain Exempt 
 

ELECTED OFFICIALS

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Howard Township
1345 Barron Lake Road
Niles, MI  49120
Telephone: 269-684-0072
Fax: 269-684-6181

Email: dclerkhtwp@comcast.net

Hours: Tue-Fri 9am-5pm

(Closed Monday's)