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May I claim a homestead property tax credit if I am a college student?

College students whose permanent homes are not in Michigan are not considered Michigan residents.

You may qualify if all of the following apply:

  • Your homestead is in Michigan.
  • You were a resident of Michigan for at least six months during the year.
  • You own or are contracted to pay rent and occupy a Michigan homestead on which property taxes were levied.
  • If you own your home, your taxable value is $154,400 or less.
  • Your total household resources do not exceed $67,300. Part-year residents must annualize total household resources to determine if the credit reduction applies.
  • Your total household resources do not consist solely of payments received from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

View the MI-1040CR instruction booklet to determine if you qualify.