taxes http://wkar.org en Personal Property Tax reform reflects mistrust between legislature, municipalities http://wkar.org/post/personal-property-tax-reform-reflects-mistrust-between-legislature-municipalities <div class="actions"><a class="wysiwyg-asset-image-edit" href="#edit">Edit</a> | <a class="wysiwyg-asset-image-delete" href="#remove">Remove</a></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>On August 5<sup>th</sup>, Michigan voters will head to the polls to select who goes on to represent each party in November’s general election. They’ll also be asked to vote on Proposal 1, which is the first step in what has been a long-fought effort to reform the state’s <a href="http://www.lansingmi.gov/property_tax" target="_blank">Personal Property Tax</a>. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:24:08 +0000 Joe Linstroth 56490 at http://wkar.org Personal Property Tax reform reflects mistrust between legislature, municipalities Could Michigan learn from Minnesota's high tax success? http://wkar.org/post/could-michigan-learn-minnesotas-high-tax-success <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>As Michigan works to recover from the economic downturn and the decline in its manufacturing base, there have been plenty of debates over which policies will set Michigan on a long-term path toward more prosperity. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:44:39 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Mark Bashore 55454 at http://wkar.org Could Michigan learn from Minnesota's high tax success? Funding vote crucial for Grand Ledge, Lansing schools http://wkar.org/post/funding-vote-crucial-grand-ledge-lansing-schools <p></p><p></p><p>Voters will make important school funding decisions tomorrow in Lansing and a number of other mid-Michigan districts. Those include Grand Ledge, Eaton Rapids, Williamston and others. Mon, 05 May 2014 15:27:10 +0000 Mark Bashore 53204 at http://wkar.org Funding vote crucial for Grand Ledge, Lansing schools Michigan stakeholders rely on non-partisan ‘Tax Outline’ http://wkar.org/post/michigan-stakeholders-rely-non-partisan-tax-outline <p></p><p>There are 59 different taxes yielding nearly $40 billion in public revenue. That is a snapshot of current Michigan tax levies contained in a comprehensive new report. The money is used to pay for police and fire protection, Medicaid coverage, state employee salaries, schools, roads and lots more.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:18 +0000 Mark Bashore 52263 at http://wkar.org Michigan stakeholders rely on non-partisan ‘Tax Outline’ Neighbors in Action: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-volunteer-income-tax-assistance-program <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature two services from the <a href="http://www.micauw.org/">Capital Area United Way</a>: the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and their &nbsp;2-1-1 support line.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:33:25 +0000 Joe Linstroth 50887 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Proposal would restore tax revenue for Michigan communities http://wkar.org/post/proposal-would-restore-tax-revenue-michigan-communities <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-68c1edc3-6e94-7b11-53fe-2037f8403312" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Fourteen months ago, <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Gov. Rick Snyder</a> signed legislation eliminating the state personal property tax levied on business equipment. The move was heralded as welcome change by business owners who said the tax put them at a competitive disadvantage and inhibited job growth. However, local governments are worried about how they will replace the revenue that kept their vital services running. Now, a series of bills introduced this week in the Michigan Senate seeks to preserve that funding. </span> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:42:30 +0000 Current State 49913 at http://wkar.org Proposal would restore tax revenue for Michigan communities Michigan Democrats Mark Tax Day With Bills For “Middle Class Tax Relief” http://wkar.org/post/michigan-democrats-mark-tax-day-bills-middle-class-tax-relief <p>State House Democrats spent “tax day” pushing a plan to repeal several state tax policies.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:08:27 +0000 Jake Neher 34322 at http://wkar.org Michigan Democrats Mark Tax Day With Bills For “Middle Class Tax Relief” Michigan Senate Democrats Try To Force Vote On Pension Tax Before April 15th Deadline http://wkar.org/post/michigan-senate-democrats-try-force-vote-pension-tax-april-15th-deadline <p>With the tax filing deadline right around the corner, Michigan Democrats are attacking what they call unfair Republican tax policies.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:40:23 +0000 Jake Neher 34156 at http://wkar.org Michigan Senate Democrats Try To Force Vote On Pension Tax Before April 15th Deadline Michigan Treasury Department responds to criticism over tax collecting http://wkar.org/post/michigan-treasury-department-responds-criticism-over-tax-collecting <p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:45:10 +0000 Current State 34117 at http://wkar.org Michigan Treasury Department responds to criticism over tax collecting Governor Signs Factory Tax Phaseout http://wkar.org/post/governor-signs-factory-tax-phaseout <p>Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will phase out the tax on industrial and business equipment.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:28:25 +0000 Rick Pluta 28587 at http://wkar.org Governor Signs Factory Tax Phaseout Governor Signs Mine Production Tax http://wkar.org/post/governor-signs-mine-production-tax <p>Governor Rick Snyder has signed a tax overhaul that he says will encourage more mining in northern Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:15:04 +0000 Rick Pluta 28584 at http://wkar.org Governor Signs Mine Production Tax Snyder Signs Income Tax Cut http://wkar.org/post/snyder-signs-income-tax-cut <p>Governor Rick Snyder has signed a reduction in the state income tax.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:26:42 +0000 Rick Pluta 19832 at http://wkar.org Snyder Signs Income Tax Cut Income Tax Rollback Grows More Likely http://wkar.org/post/income-tax-rollback-grows-more-likely <p>It appears a budget deal between Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature&rsquo;s Republican leaders could include an election year tax cut. Wed, 23 May 2012 22:16:52 +0000 Rick Pluta 17827 at http://wkar.org Income Tax Rollback Grows More Likely Snyder Asks Congress to Adopt National Plan to Collect Taxes on Internet Sales http://wkar.org/post/snyder-asks-congress-adopt-national-plan-collect-taxes-internet-sales <p>Governor Rick Snyder is asking Congress to adopt a federal plan to help states collect sales taxes on Internet purchases.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 22:34:46 +0000 Rick Pluta 17202 at http://wkar.org Snyder Asks Congress to Adopt National Plan to Collect Taxes on Internet Sales Senate Votes to Phase Out Industrial Tax http://wkar.org/post/senate-votes-phase-out-industrial-tax <p>The state Senate voted Thursday to phase out a tax on most industrial and business property in Michigan.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 22:36:56 +0000 Rick Pluta 17146 at http://wkar.org Senate Votes to Phase Out Industrial Tax Industrial Tax Phase-Out Moves to Senate Floor http://wkar.org/post/industrial-tax-phase-out-moves-senate-floor <p>A state Senate panel voted along party lines for a plan to phase out Michigan’s tax on most industrial equipment.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 22:40:46 +0000 Rick Pluta 16647 at http://wkar.org Industrial Tax Phase-Out Moves to Senate Floor Debate Begins on Industrial Property Tax http://wkar.org/post/debate-begins-industrial-property-tax <p>The debate at the state Capitol to get rid of Michigan&rsquo;s tax on most industrial equipment began Wednesday with a Senate hearing. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:22:41 +0000 Rick Pluta 15978 at http://wkar.org Debate Begins on Industrial Property Tax Filing Deadline Invites Tax Debate http://wkar.org/post/filing-deadline-invites-tax-debate <p>This week’s tax filing deadline has sparked a new round of arguing between Democrats and Republicans about taxes with an eye toward elections later this year.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:42:18 +0000 Rick Pluta 15854 at http://wkar.org Filing Deadline Invites Tax Debate