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What property taxes am I eligible to claim if I purchased/sold property enrolled in a farmland development rights agreement (FDRA) during the tax year?
The property taxes must be prorated according to the time you owned the land. Use the summer and winter property taxes levied in the tax year and then prorate the taxes based on the days of ownership.
If you purchased the property during the tax year, you must also have the ownership of the FDRA transferred to you before you would be eligible to claim a farmland preservation tax credit. Contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to transfer the FDRA.
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Environmental Stewardship Division
P.O. Box 30449
Lansing, Michigan 48909