Big box tax flap hits small MI town budgets

Aug 14, 2015

Some small towns in Michigan are having budget problems related to large retailers appealing their property taxes. Current State talks with Bridge Magazine reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey, who recently wrote about the situation.


The property tax appeals being filed by some large retailers are creating budget problems for some Michigan cities.
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Some big box stores in Michigan are appealing their property taxes in an unusual way, and the results are taking a big chunk out of small governments’ budgets.

Current State speaks with Bridge Magazine reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey. She recently wrote a piece for the magazine about what’s being called the “Dark Store” strategy.