Michigan tax policy

6:30 am
Fri January 10, 2014

State House Republicans say tax breaks now at top of their agenda

Bolger says tax relief should be targeted toward individuals and help working families
LANSING - With an estimated state budget surplus of nearly $1 billion expected over the next three years, Republicans in the Legislature are placing some sort of tax break at the top of their 2014 agenda, Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, said Thursday.
6:43 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Snyder administration seeking shift in tax revenue

Local governments looking to replace revenue from personal property tax, which is being phased out
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is lobbying communities to back a statewide ballot issue that would phase out a billion-dollar tax burden on businesses and change how municipalities fund services. Michigan voters will decide in August whether to shift part of the revenue from the states use tax to communities to make up for the gradual end of the personal property tax, a key source of municipal funding.
11:07 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Audit finds state agency did poor job monitoring low-tax zones

Auditor General report says claims that the program generated more than 12,000 jobs can't be verified.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has done a poor job of tracking the economic impact of the state's low-tax renaissance zones, where businesses sometimes receive tax breaks 'while providing little or no employment and economic impact to the state,' Auditor General Thomas McTavish said in a report released Wednesday.