On March 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-4 and declared a State of Emergency in the State of Michigan related to the novel respiratory disease coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 13, President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency. On March 23, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19) which imposed a temporary stay-at-home requirement, subject to certain exceptions. Executive OrderRead more
Category Archives: Taxes
US District Court Rules that Prior Recorded Condominium Lien takes Priority Over Federal Tax Lien to the Extent of the Amount Stated in the Lien Notice
In Yarmouth Commons Ass’n v Norwood, et al., 299 F. Supp.3d 862 (E.D. Mich., 2017), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan held that a prior recorded condominium lien had priority over a federal tax lien but only to the extent of the amount stated in the lien notice. Facts The case involves a condominium unitRead more
Introduction In Michigan the question of whether the common elements of a condominium are taxable appears to be well-settled. In Paris Meadows, LLC v City of Kentwood, 287 Mich App 136; 783 NW2d 133 (2010), the Michigan Court of Appeals held that pursuant to Section 131 of the Michigan Condominium Act, MCL 559.231, property taxes may only be assessed againstRead more
Taxes in Your Michigan Condominium or Homeowners’ Association: Is Your Association Current with the IRS?
As April 15th approaches, many Michigan residents are reviewing various sources of gross income, tax credits and tax deductions in order to prepare individual or joint income tax returns. In addition to personal income taxes, newer directors may be unaware that their condominium or homeowners’ association is also required to file federal income taxes on an annual basis. For theRead more