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Paying Taxes In Detroit? City May Not Be Ready For You

July 24, 2013

As Detroit begins to grapple with the realities of filing for Chapter Nine bankruptcy protection, a report finds the city may be losing revenue it is owed because it has problems collecting taxes. A recent analysis by the Detroit News reveals that in 2011 only about half of the property taxes due to the city were paid in full. But Detroit’s Ombudsman – Durene Brown – tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter some property owners who try to pay taxes are stymied by dysfunction in the city’s government…