Why won’t my taxes decrease if my property value is going down?
Proposal A allowed residents to pay property taxes on less than half of their market value by "capping" the Taxable Value, while still allowing the assessor to determine the market value by adjusting the SEV. This has caused, for many long-time property owners, a great disparity between the SEV figure and the Taxable Value figure. The assessor can reduce the SEV to reflect the change in property value, but if the Taxable Value is still well below the SEV, it will keep increasing until the 2 figures meet. Since property taxes are based on Taxable Value, you end up paying more in taxes.

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1. What is a Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit, and why do I have to file it?
2. What is a Property Transfer Affidavit?
3. My accountant tells me that I do not qualify for a homestead, should I still file it?
4. I no longer have a business in the City of Bloomfield Hills, yet I am still receiving tax bills for the personal property. Why is this?
5. When are taxes delinquent?
6. What is the Millage rate in Bloomfield Hills?
7. If I do not receive my tax bill and I miss the due date am I liable for the interest and penalties?
8. Is there any relief in taxation for Senior Citizens?
9. If the SEV decreases, will I pay more or less in property taxes?
10. Why won’t my taxes decrease if my property value is going down?