A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Detroit, Michigan confirmed on Thursday that property tax appeals will be heard, despite the city’s bankruptcy and hundreds of refunds put on hold for property owners appealing their taxable values last month. This is good news for property owners; however, it is unclear when owners will receive their refunds if their assessment appeals are approved by state officials.
According to The Detroit News, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes had frozen all lawsuits and claims against the city in its bankruptcy case, but he issued an order Thursday allowing the Michigan Tax Tribunal appeal hearings to proceed. The order says that the stay is “not modified” to permit collection of refunds, but city officials have said they plan on paying owners that successfully appeal.
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