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Howes: Detroit’s hunt for tax scofflaws assumes guilt before innocence

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Howes said the search for those evading city taxes was a "dragnet" that Gilbert was fighting.

 

The city of Detroit is suing Dan Gilbert's real estate company, Bedrock Management, for refusing to turn over personal information of its apartment building tenants.  

The city wants to find out if people who live at several Gilbert properties have paid their city income taxes. 


Gilbert maintains he doesn't have the legal right to release tenants' personal information to any third-party. 

 

Daniel HowesDetroit News business columnist, joined Stateside to talk taxes in Detroit. 

 

Listen above to hear why Gilbert is pushing back against the city on the issue, why Detroit is seeing the potential for tax evasion in the first place, and what Howes suggests the city do rather than go through the courts. 

 

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