How State Payment is Calculated

The State of Michigan makes an annual payment on December 1 of each year to each County Treasurer in counties that have land listed in the Commercial Forest (CF) program for that tax year.

The payment is calculated using the CF specific tax rate for Part 511.

In 2006, the CF specific rate was set at $1.20 per acre per year through Tax Year 2011.

The rate increases 5 cents every 5 years thereafter. 

  • Tax Years 2012 – 2016 –  $1.25 per acre per year
  • Tax Years 2017 – 2021 –  $1.30 per acre per year
  • Tax Years 2022 – 2026 –  $1.35 per acre per year
  • and so on....