Tax Increases Affecting More Michigan Residents

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- In the height of tax season, many Michigan residents owe more money to Lansing.

Some major income tax changes approved 21 months ago by Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers are just now starting to hit taxpayers filing their state returns.

Homeowners and renters used to qualify for a credit if their household income was no more than around $83,000 a year. Now they don't get it unless their total household resources are $50,000 or less.

A state tax deduction for children is gone. So is a special exemption for seniors.

A refundable credit for low-income workers was reduced. Legislators also eliminated credits for city income taxes, college tuition and charitable donations.

The changes were included in an overhaul that cut business taxes and also started taxing pension and retirement income.

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  • by Name Location: Location on Feb 20, 2013 at 03:56 AM
    Hey "anonymous", say what!?!?!?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM
    Hey "name" this isn't a federal government article. This is about state government, which is run by the 49% from the federal election. My question "WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN MICHIGAN?" The tax breaks that business got, where is that money? Not on jobs or for those working pay increases. So how is this helping the economy?
  • by Name Location: Location on Feb 19, 2013 at 04:16 AM
    This is what 51% of the people voted for, apparently uninformed of the consequences!?!?!?
  • by David Location: Charlotte on Feb 18, 2013 at 09:42 AM
    This is why there needs to be ammendment stating that these lawmakers cant raise taxes without your ok where do I sign .
  • by Anonymous Location: Location on Feb 18, 2013 at 06:39 AM
    Let's continue to gut our citizens of their paycheck. Michigan is certainly taking until it hurts, let's see if they can cut some spending until it hurts. Apparently our government,federal and state, won't be satisfied until they take our entire paycheck in taxes. Hard enough to live on 50% of your take home once you get done with all the taxes. Now take our credits and watch us all make less than 50k a year. Welfare state here we come.
  • by John Location: Lansing on Feb 17, 2013 at 10:32 AM
    This i why people are leaving Michigan!Our lawmakers are wasting funds,raiding other funds,and raising taxes to make up for it! This is NOT the way to stabilize the economy! My family and I are moving out of Michigan,as soon as possible,and I'll take my small business with me!
  • by Name Location: Location on Feb 17, 2013 at 08:26 AM
    I thought city tax was voluntary until they found out.
  • by Greg Location: Holt on Feb 17, 2013 at 05:07 AM
    Well Mr Gov. Those tax increases plus your wonderful idea of almost doubling the gasoline tax(which businesses will just pass on to consumers) certinly must be just great for Michigan's economy. All the tax breaks in the world won't help businesses if spending declines because of higher taxes on the very people that need to spend everything penny they get.
  • by Brian Location: Hillsdale on Feb 16, 2013 at 05:16 PM
    Many are not realizing these changes until they file their taxes. What a big surprise for some people. The bad part is the State Government keeps wanting to raise taxes. When are they going to see enough is enough. They wonder why people go crazy with guns! Duh!
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