How can I e-file something and keep it confidential?

There are two Motions you may file to seek protection of a document.

Motion to Withhold: if you would like to request the Tribunal’s permission to withhold your valuation disclosure, you must file a Motion to Withhold. To do so via the Tribunal’s e-filing system, log onto your account and file the motion and pay the required filing fee . However, DO NOT file the valuation disclosure using the e-filing system. If you do, this document will automatically be made public on our Docket Lookup webpage when the system refreshes. To file the valuation disclosure, e-mail a copy of it to taxtrib@michigan.gov. Please reference the docket number and the term "valuation disclosure" in the subject line of the e-mail.

Motion for Protective Order: if you would like to request the Tribunal issue an order protecting documents, other than a valuation disclosure, you must file a Motion for Protective Order. However, DO NOT submit the purportedly confidential documentation via e-filing or by e-mail. Rather, the Tribunal will consider the Motion and enter an order scheduling an in camera review of the documents, as appropriate.