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Veteran Wrongfully Denied Property Tax Exemption: Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Files Appeal on Veteran’s Behalf

A local Veteran who served in the Navy more than 60 years ago is being wrongfully denied a Michigan property tax exemption. “The law passed in 2013 is clear,” said Fraser Trebilcock attorney Paul McCord. “Any veteran who was honorably […]


flagA local Veteran who served in the Navy more than 60 years ago is being wrongfully denied a Michigan property tax exemption.

“The law passed in 2013 is clear,” said Fraser Trebilcock attorney Paul McCord. “Any veteran who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Services, is a resident of the State of Michigan, and who is either 100% disabled or unemployable is eligible for a property tax exemption on their homestead.

“Our client was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, is a resident of the State of Michigan and has been rated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as unemployable. A fair reading of Michigan law says he is eligible for the property tax exemption.”

Paul has filed an appeal with the Michigan Tax Tribunal to challenge the decision, made by Alaiedon Township, and shared the information Tuesday night with WILX-TV in Lansing.

You can read the station’s full story here.

“We are confident the Michigan Tax Tribunal will see the Township’s error,” Paul told WILX-TV. “It’s important not just for this individual, but important for the whole broader scheme of what the exemption was meant to accomplish.”

Presently, there are more than 661,000 veterans in Michigan.

Fraser Trebilcock attorney Paul McCord, PaulV. McCord has more than 20 years of tax litigation experience, including serving as a clerk on the U.S. Tax Court and as a judge of the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Paul has represented clients before the IRS, Michigan Department of Treasury, other state revenue departments and local units of government. He can be contacted at 517.377.0861 or pmccord@fraserlawfirm.com.