Senior Homestead Taxes
October 10, 2010
We are expressing concern for our senior citizens in the state of Michigan who have to pay property taxes on their homes after age 65. We’re proposing an annual Homestead Tax credit of $5000 to reimburse seniors for the money they spend for property taxes.
We are proposing this credit because a vast majority of seniors are living on fixed incomes and would prefer to stay in their homes as opposed to being forced to choose senior housing apartments, etc; because they can no longer afford to pay their taxes. Seniors who have worked hard all their lives and have been productive members of society should be allowed to stay in homes where they have raised their families and in neighborhoods that have become a vital part of their community.
As a concerned citizen I’m asking that you as our local representatives please take a look at ways we can benefit the elderly throughout Michigan with property tax relief. We are currently in a recession and asking seniors to pay property taxes year after year is a real economic hardship. In the state of Alabama seniors do not have to pay property taxes.
Homeowners 65 years and older are exempt from all state property taxes; If homeowners are exempt in Alabama they should be exempt in Michigan. We the undersigned are asking you as my congressman/congresswoman and local government officials take a serious look at what can be done concerning this prevalent issue. Thank you for your consideration.
Your concerned constituent,