The tax link will also tell you what portion of the current taxes are for late fees, past water bills, etc. The easiest way to figure out what one will pay in an NEZ neighborhood in Detroit is to take 51 mills X the taxable value on the link provided(ex: 51 X 80 (80,000 taxable value)= 4,080). This will be the present taxes. To get your new tax use 51 mills X 95 (SEV 95,000) = 4,845. After purchase, refer to the second link for a list of dates in the property tax appeal process. In light of the times one should do this whether your purchase is a forclosure or not. This appeal is needed to bring down the SEV which becomes your new taxable value at purchase. Ask a realtor about the ins/outs of the tax appeal process in Michigan, although most are clueless when it comes the technical details needed to be successful. Also, plan on your new SEV dropping automatically by about 10% this year as Detroit and most cities will do this as there assessors know the market is declining and they do want to lower the large numbers of property tax appeals.
The tax numbers on the MLS one gets from realtors are total b.s.