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Bill Introduced Lowering State Income Tax Rate

Jan 17, 2020

Representative Rodney Wakeman (R-Saginaw Twp.) introduced legislation reducing the state’s income tax rate incrementally until it’s eliminated. Under the proposal, the current rate of 4.25% would be reduced to 3.9% in 2021 and would phase out an additional 0.1% each year beginning in 2022 until eliminated. In 2007, then-Governor Jennifer Granholm and the legislature agreed […]

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Committee Hears Testimony on Community Foundation Tax Incentive

Dec 06, 2019

Representative Ryan Berman (R-Commerce Twp.) testified in support of his legislation that creates an income tax credit for donations to community foundations. The proposal, which is part of a bipartisan two-bill package, incentives taxpayers to contribute to worthy charitable causes such as homeless shelters, food banks, and others. For an individual taxpayer, the credit cannot […]

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Solar Panel Taxation Bills Headed to the Governor

Nov 01, 2019

Installing solar panels on a home or business could no longer increase property taxes under legislation approved by the Senate this week. Currently, some communities charge higher property taxes on homes and buildings after they have installed solar panels. However, this practice varies by community. This proposal would create a consistent law across the state […]

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Online Sales Tax Collection Legislation Passes House

Oct 18, 2019

Online retailers would be required by law to collect sales tax, regardless of whether they are operating inside or outside of Michigan, under a package passed by the House this week.  For years, the practice was that retailers with a nexus in the state had to collect sales tax. However, as online shopping continued to […]

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Legislation Allowing Local Fees and Taxes Introduced

Sep 20, 2019

Legislation was introduced this week giving local governments authority to levy their own taxes to help pay for infrastructure improvements. The bipartisan package was introduced by Representative Jack O’Malley (R-Lake Ann) and Representative Tim Sneller (D-Burton). The proposal allows a local government to put on the ballot a registration fee or excise fuel tax, which […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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