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Overview

The Tribunal's e-filing system for filing pleadings and other documents on a voluntary basis for all case types in both the Tribunal’s Small Claims Division and the Entire Tribunal. Through the Tribunal’s e-filing system, users can initiate an appeal, respond to an appeal, file stipulations for entry of consent judgment, motions, and other documents, and pay required filing fees.

Registration

To participate in the Tribunal’s E-Filing System, users or their attorneys or authorized representatives are required to register* and create an account, using a valid e-mail address.

* To register, click on Log In at the top of the screen.  On the Log In screen click on Register in the second sentence.  Fill in the required fields in Create an account.  Click on Create at the bottom of screen. 

Availability and Submissions

The Tribunal’s E-Filing System is available for use 24 hours per day (with the exception of periodic maintenance). However, technical support is available only during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).

Submissions received by 11:59 PM on a business day will be deemed to have been filed on that business day. Submissions received between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday will be deemed to have been filed on the following business day.

The Process

Certain Tribunal forms for both the Small Claims Division and the Entire Tribunal are provided in a format that permits typed signatures and the electronic submission of the completed form.

Although the forms are printable, you cannot save the forms once you have started to fill them out.  Rather, you are required to complete the form and submit that form to accomplish the desired action (i.e., initiate an appeal, respond to an appeal, stipulate to resolve an appeal, etc.).  As such, you should have all information and documents needed to fill out a form available when filling out the form (i.e., assessment notice, uncapping notice, denial notice, current tax bill, etc.).

Entire Tribunal petitions and answers must be prepared and converted to PDF format prior to their attachment and electronic submission. All motions and other documents, in both the Small Claims Division and the Entire Tribunal, must be prepared and converted to PDF format prior to their attachment and electronic submission.

Once the forms have been properly completed (i.e., all necessary fields have been filled in) or the other filings compiled and ready for attachment, the user must proceed to submit the completed form or other filings. Upon submission, you will be notified whether a fee is required.

If a fee is required, you will be required to make an electronic payment and you will be directed to the payment site.  Once the payment has been completed, a copy of the completed form or, in the case of an “other filing,” a receipt demonstrating proof of filing and payment of the fee will be e-mailed to the provided e-mail address. Please note that these e-mails may not contain a subject line; therefore, please make sure to routinely check your “junk mail” folder and add the Tribunal’s email address (taxtrib@michigan.gov) to your safe e-mail list.

If no fee is required, a copy of the completed form or, in the case of an “other filing,” a receipt demonstrating proof of filing, will be e-mailed to the provided e-mail address.

 

 

 
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