Michigan Legislative Consultants

Committee Reports Mandated Online Sales Tax Collection

Jun 21, 2019

The House Tax Policy Committee reported legislation that would put into law the mandate that online sellers collect the 6% state sales tax on all purchases. This proposal would codify into law the state practice that began in October 2018, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision, commonly known as the Wayfair ruling. Under the legislation, […]

Read full story

House Committees Includes Gas Taxes in Budget

Jun 07, 2019

The House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee passed their budget for the upcoming 2019-2020 Fiscal Year, which includes revenue from a proposed change in how taxes are paid at the gas pump. Under the proposal, the 6% sales tax would be phased-out at the gas pump over two-years. Currently, all sales tax is directed to the School […]

Read full story

Pension Tax Repeal Moves Forward

Mar 01, 2019

Michigan’s pension tax would be repealed under legislation reported by the House Tax Policy Committee this week. Introduced by Representative Joe Bellino (R-Monroe) on the first day of the new legislative session, the bill would repeal the pension tax approved in 2011 and re-establish Michigan’s previous retirement tax structure. Under the proposal, public pensions would […]

Read full story

Tax Credit for Hiring Unemployed Workers

Feb 15, 2019

Small businesses that hire an employee who has been out of work for 60 days or more would be eligible for a tax credit under legislation introduced this week. Bill sponsor, Representative Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) believe the tax credit would help tackle unemployment by incentivizing businesses to seek workers who have been unsuccessful in long-term […]

Read full story

Pension Tax Repeal Introduced

Jan 11, 2019

This week, Representative Joe Bellino (R-Monroe) introduced legislation repealing Michigan’s pension tax that was first charged in 2012. Currently the system is a three-tiered retirement tax structure based on the year a person is born. Under his proposal, Michigan’s previous retirement tax structure would be re-established and both public pensions and social security income would […]

Read full story

Bicameral Legislation Seeks to Reform Property Tax Collection

May 25, 2018

Representative Jim Lower (R-Cedar Lake) and Senator Jim Stamas (R-Midland) introduced legislation reforming the way Michigan administers property taxes. The legislation aims to make the process of collecting the state’s $14 billion in property taxes more efficient. The two bills would update property assessing laws to specify minimum quality standards that every city, township, or […]

Read full story

Attorney General Asked for Opinion on 529 Savings Plans

Mar 30, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder and State Treasurer Nick Khouri sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette seeking guidance on recently enacted federal tax law reforms that expand college savings plans to include elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school expenses. Due to the federal changes to the Internal Revenue Code, Michigan is requesting a […]

Read full story

Monthly Revenue Increases Year Over Year

Mar 23, 2018

Last month’s tax collection revenue earmarked for the General Fund (GF) and the School Aid Fund (SAF) totaled $1.0 billion, an increase of 7.9% over the February 2017 amount. Additionally, the collections were $92.9 million higher than estimated; with the GF revenue at $74.5 million more and the SAF collections at $17.6 million more than […]

Read full story