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Detroit residents should apply for Homeowner Property Tax Exemption program by Dec. 9

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 07:09:16-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended to Dec. 20.
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The city of Detroit is urging residents who qualify to apply for the Homeowner Property Tax exemption program by Dec. 9.

Based on household income, a homeowner in Detroit can receive either a 50% or 100% exemption on their property taxes for each year they are eligible and apply, according to a news release.

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“Making sure eligible homeowners are aware of and apply for a PTE (Poverty Tax Exemption) is key to our strategy to ensure Detroiters struggling with their property tax bill can stay in their homes,” said Chief Financial Officer Dave Massaron. “Having a PTE also will help these individuals be eligible for the proposed Pay As You Stay program.”

The Monday deadline applies to the current year property taxes only, and residents have to reapply annually to maintain eligibility.

The deadline to apply for a PTE is 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 9. Applications are available here by searching "HPTAP." Applications may also be requested by calling 313-224-3035 or by sending an email to a assessorspecialprocessing@detroitmi.gov. Applications can also be submitted to the city in person at the Office of the Assessor, 2 Woodward Ave., Ste. 804.

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