Senator Peter MacGregor
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Dear Homeowner:

How to Effectively Appeal Your Property Tax AssessmentDo you think your property tax assessment is incorrect? If so, you may appeal the assessment.

First, a few reminders may be helpful. The term "taxable value" (TV) was introduced in 1995. It is the value used to calculate your property taxes. Annual growth in taxable value is capped at the rate of inflation, or 5 percent, whichever is less.

The State Equalized Value (SEV) must still reflect 50 percent of the property’s true cash value and may increase (or decrease) by more than the rate of inflation or 5 percent in any tax year.

It is important to remember that your property taxes are no longer based on the SEV. Changes to your home’s assessed value will reduce your taxes only if it is an amount lower than the taxable value.

If you believe your assessment is in error, you may appeal to your local Board of Review and, if necessary, the Michigan Tax Tribunal. No attorney is necessary. This guide, along with your willingness to explore all the possibilities, may help you obtain a favorable adjustment.

Peter MacGregor, Senator
28th Senate District
Room 715 Farnum Building
PO Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
1-855-347-8028 toll free

Property Tax Appeal 

Let’s get heart healthy

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women in the United States. Yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health risk.

I recently cosponsored a Senate resolution proclaiming February 2015 as American Heart Month and February 6, 2015 as Go Red for Women Day to increase awareness about the risk factors associated with this serious health threat. The American Heart Association notes that 80 percent of cardiac events–heart disease and strokes–can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Let’s get the word out!

Job fair website

Last year, job growth in Michigan surpassed the national rate. Job seekers can stay on top of job openings and career events at The Career Event Calendar features job fairs across the state where people looking for work can connect with future employers.

The service is part of the Pure Michigan Talent Connect program.

Free taxpayer preparation guide now available

I am pleased to provide a free resource that may be helpful in filling out state income tax forms for the 2014 tax year.

Though not a substitute for Michigan Department of Treasury tax instruction booklets, the 2015 Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide contains useful information on Michigan’s individual income tax and property taxes. The booklet also features contact information for obtaining state agency tax assistance and copies of the most commonly used tax forms. Please visit my website for a link to the tax guide or contact my office for a print copy.



Office Hours

March 9
Co-Office hours with Rep. Hooker
Byron Family Restaurant
2527 84th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games

Senator MacGregor will be attending the opening ceremonies of the second annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games opening ceremonies, which will be held from 7:00-7:30pm on February 20th at Cannons Ski and Ride Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE, Belmont, MI 49306.  The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event(s) that welcome athletes regardless of age or ability level. The Games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among residents of the state of Michigan. Click here for more information


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The 28th Senate District

The 28th Senate District consists of the cities of Cedar Springs, Grandville, Rockford, Walker, Wyoming city, and the townships of Algoma, Alpine, Byron, Cannon, Courtland, Grattan, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Solon, Sparta, Spencer, Tyrone, and Vergennes in Kent County.

Contact Me

Serving the constituents of the 28th Senate district is very important to me and I encourage you to contact me with any state issues. You may contact me by calling toll-free 1-855-347-8036 or emailing

I look forward to serving you, and I encourage you to contact me if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.
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Senator Peter MacGregor

715 Farnum Bldg. P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Phone: (517) 373-0797

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