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MI County Seizes Woman's Home after One Missed Tax Payment

A Michigan County is planning to seize and auction off a woman's home after she failed to pay $2,000 in property taxes. From Fox 17:

 A Kalamazoo County judge has sided with county officials in a dispute where a Richland woman says her home is being seized over a property tax mistake.

FOX 17 first talked with Deborah Calley in mid-September, when she told us she lost her home after she accidentally missed a property tax payment of roughly $2,000 in 2011.   She paid $164,000 in cash for the home in 2010.

Having no mortgage on the home, Calley says she simply forgot to make the payment.  She also claims she wasn’t properly notified about it.

“When I paid the taxes in 2012 right there in Richland, no one said, ‘Oh, well, you still owe money for 2011,’”Calley said in September. “So I didn’t really have a clue. I thought I was right on time.”

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The woman is willing to pay, if the county will let her, but as of now officials seem set on auctioning off her home.


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