taxes

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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.

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature two services from the Capital Area United Way: the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and their  2-1-1 support line.

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Fourteen months ago, Gov. Rick Snyder 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.

State House Democrats spent “tax day” pushing a plan to repeal several state tax policies.

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With the tax filing deadline right around the corner, Michigan Democrats are attacking what they call unfair Republican tax policies.

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  Last Sunday’s Lansing State Journal tore into the state Department of Treasury over its alleged inability to collect delinquent tax revenue.  

Governor Signs Factory Tax Phaseout

Dec 20, 2012
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will phase out the tax on industrial and business equipment. 

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a tax overhaul that he says will encourage more mining in northern Michigan. 

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a reduction in the state income tax.

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It appears a budget deal between Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders could include an election year tax cut.

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Governor Rick Snyder is asking Congress to adopt a federal plan to help states collect sales taxes on Internet purchases.

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The state Senate voted Thursday to phase out a tax on most industrial and business property in Michigan. 

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A state Senate panel voted along party lines for a plan to phase out Michigan’s tax on most industrial equipment.

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The debate at the state Capitol to get rid of Michigan’s tax on most industrial equipment began Wednesday with a Senate hearing.

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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.

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