Portage landowners ordered to disregard summer tax bills after seller error

PORTAGE, MI — Taxpayers in Portage are being ordered to disregard tax bills that were mailed out on Friday, July 8.

Invoices sent to homeowners last Friday contained incorrect tax information, according to a press release from the city-states. The city took immediate action to correct the bills and send new bills by Friday, July 15.

The city’s bill printing and mailing provider apparently accidentally used winter 2021 tax data when printing summer 2022 tax bills, the statement said. The printing and mailing costs of the corrected summer 2022 tax invoices will be paid by the seller.

Incorrect tax bills were printed on yellow paper. To help clear up any confusion as to which invoice is correct, corrected tax invoices are mailed on tan paper and will arrive in envelopes marked “IMPORTANT: CORRECTED TAX INVOICE ATTACHED”.

In the meantime, taxpayers wishing to consult the tax amounts can visit portagemi.gov/154.

City officials said mortgage companies received the correct data from the city’s online tax database, so homeowners need not worry about their mortgage company receiving inaccurate information.

Questions regarding Summer 2022 tax bills can be directed to the Town of Portage Treasury Office at 269-329-4455.

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