|Case Forum:||Michigan Court of Appeals|
|Keywords:||Michigan Tax Tribunal (MTT), charitable institution, property tax exemption|
Laura J. Genovich (P72278) | Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC | 1700 E Beltline Avenue NE Suite 200 | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-726-2200
1. Michigan Townships Association (MTA)
This appeal arises out of Appellant Chelsea Health and Wellness Foundation’s attempt to obtain a 100% property tax exemption for its $10 million fitness center. Appellant charges its members market rates for gym memberships – up to $185/month for a family of four – but purports to be a “charity” because it offers a 50% “scholarship” program to low-income
|MSC requested LDF amicus brief?||No|
Chelsea Health & Wellness Foundation appealed a March 2014 Board of Review denial of a requested charitable exemption from property taxation under MCL 211.7o.