John Roberts, chairman of the State Tax Commission, is suspicious of Detroit's whole no-one-paying-taxes situation. Roberts is concerned that maybe — MAYBE — the City of Detroit is overassessing just about every property in the whole city, since the Detroit News straight-up reported that's what is happening. As the chairman of a panel that oversees property tax law, it's a good thing he happened to pick up the paper that day! Roberts is hiring a private firm to analyze the city's property assessments, so perhaps some day we'll all be sent lower property tax bills that most of Detroit won't bother paying.
· Michigan tax board may investigate Detroit property assessments