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Independence Township, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI  48346  248-625-5111 Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 69, Clarkston, MI  48347

 

 

 

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From the Township Treasurer
Information Regarding Your 2014 Tax Statement

Tax Bill/Payments

Payment Dates to Avoid Penalties

Summer taxes are due on July 1 and payable through September 14 without penalty or interest. Beginning September 15 through September 30, a 1% interest penalty will be added. Add an additional 1% interest for each calendar month thereafter on the unpaid tax balance.

Winter taxes are due on December 1 and payable through February 14 of the following year without penalty or interest. Beginning February 15, a 3% penalty will be added to summer and winter tax statements. Failure to receive a tax bill does not waive penalty or interest. Payment can be made by check or cash. Credit/debit cards are accepted through this website or over the phone at 888-357-8394 only.

Deferral of Summer Taxes

The law provides for a Principal Residence, whose gross household income for the preceding calendar year did not exceed $40,000 AND you must qualify for Deferment provided for in the General Property Tax Act under at least one of the following classifications:

  • 62 years of age or older
  • Paraplegic, hemiplegic, or quadriplegic
  • Eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, eligible widow or widower
  • Blind person
  • Totally and permanently disabled

You can access the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes and the 2013 Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit forms by clicking on the Forms tab above. They are also available in the Treasurer’s office. You may fill out these forms and return them to the Treasurer’s office by September 14. The Treasurer may also be able to assist you by working out a payment plan. The earlier you come in affords us the opportunity to come up with a better plan to suit your situation.

How to Make Payments

Pay by Phone or pay online using the Internet (24 hours a day)

Print and pay your tax statement online or get a status on your taxes for any year since 1994, anytime, 24 hours a day. Go to www.indtwptax.com:

  1. Click on “Tax Information Search” in left hand column
  2. Type in your Parcel ID Number OR
    your address, not both
  3. Click search
  4. Click on your highlighted Parcel ID Number
    Click on the plus “+” sign to the left of the tax bill to open
  5. Click on the highlighted payment link to pay now

To pay by phone, call 888-357-8394 and follow the instructions given to you. You are responsible for the convenience fee imposed by Official Payments for these services. Most major credit and debit cards as well as e-checks are accepted. Please allow up to 5 days for posting. Credit and debit cards are not accepted at the Township Hall for tax payments.

By Mail

Another easy way to make a payment is through the mail. Use the return envelope that was provided with your tax statement and mail your payment to: Charter Township of Independence Treasurer, 6483 Waldon Center Dr. Clarkston, MI 48346. To receive credit for current year taxes for IRS purposes, payments must be received in our office by 5:00pm EST on the last business day of December. Postmarks will not be honored.

At Township Hall

Township Hall is located at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, one block west of Sashabaw off Waldon. You may come in person and pay your tax bill at the Township Hall during normal business hours, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM or put in the drop box after hours. There is a drop box located to the left of the main entrance on the west side of the building. When paying taxes in person and a receipt is needed, please bring the complete tax statement. When paying at Township Hall, we can only accept cash or checks. Summer taxes should be paid separately from winter taxes with separate checks when being paid at the same time.

Taxes Paid by Mortgage Company

Taxpayers who escrow their taxes throughout the year with a mortgage company will receive a copy of their tax statement to keep for income tax purposes. If your mortgage company has recently changed, please ask them to send a request in writing to the Independence Township Treasurer requesting your tax statement.

Lookup Your Tax Statement

You may look up any of your tax statements at any time, by clicking on the Tax Data Lookup button above. For most properties, tax statements go back as far as 1994.

General Information

Charter Township of Independence
6483 Waldon Center Drive
Clarkston, MI 48346
 
Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

2014 Summer Tax Statement

 

 

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