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Senate Approves Income Tax Flexibility Bills

May 15, 2020

The Senate approved of legislation to extend state and local income tax filing and payment deadlines to match the extension provided by the federal government for the 2019 tax year. The proposal, introduced by Senator Jim Stamas (R-Midland) would extend state and local income tax filing and payment deadlines from April 15 to July 15 […]

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Governor Signs Personal Income Tax Exemption Legislation

Mar 02, 2018

This week, Governor Rick Snyder signed a package of legislation ensuring Michigan residents can continue to claim the personal income tax exemption on state and local taxes. After passing a federal tax reform at the end of last year, Congress set the value of the federal personal exemption at zero. Since the Michigan Income Tax […]

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It’s A Wrap: The 2017 Legislative Session By The Numbers

Jan 02, 2018

Sine Die has come and gone in Lansing. As our Michigan lawmakers closed the books on this legislative session, we tallied the numbers to see what was accomplished in the statehouse.

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Income Tax Rollback Bill Falls Short

Feb 24, 2017

Following a long session day, the House of Representatives fell only a few votes short of passing a bill aimed at reducing the state’s income tax.  As originally introduced, the bill would have incrementally reduced the state’s income tax rate over the next forty years, until the rate was eliminated.  However, following debate and discussion, […]

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House Committee Reports Income Tax Elimination

Feb 17, 2017

This week, the House Tax Policy Committee reported a bill rolling back the state’s income tax rate to zero.  Under the plan reported by the committee, the state’s personal income tax rate would be reduced in 2018 from 4.25% to 3.8%.  Each year thereafter, the tax rate would continue to decline by 0.1% until the […]

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