Items Tagged with 'tax'


State clarifies tax overhaul to avert payouts

September 15, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill to clarify that Michigan never intended to give out-of-state companies a lower tax liability in a 2007 business tax overhaul. Read More

Judge sentences self-employed couple to prison

July 30, 2014
A husband and wife with a pair of small businesses are going to prison for federal tax crimes. Read More

Minnesota: A case study of prosperity

July 18, 2014
Michigan Future –– the think tank I lead –– has just released its latest report: “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States.” Read More

Tax planning: It doesn’t deserve a yellow card from Washington

July 18, 2014
The recent FIFA World Cup soccer competition kept many of us glued to the television. Read More

Supporters trying to educate voters on Proposal 1

The wording on the ballot may not be clear to some voters.

June 27, 2014
It’s hard to find any organization firmly opposed to Proposal 1 on the Michigan Aug. 5 primary election ballot, but that does not mean it’s a shoo-in. Read More

Grand Rapids voters extend income tax for streets

May 7, 2014
More than two-thirds of Grand Rapids residents who voted in the special election Tuesday were in favor of continuing a city income tax increase for 15 years, to be used for street and sidewalk reconstruction and repair. Read More

Trust an issue in GR’s pothole vote Tuesday

The chamber supports continued income tax increase for streets and sidewalks.

May 2, 2014
What actually will happen with revenue from a proposed 15-year continued increase in the Grand Rapids income tax is an issue as both supporters and opponents prepare last-ditch campaign efforts for the city special election Tuesday. Read More

Lawmakers call for state income tax cut

January 7, 2014
LANSING — Anticipating a sizable budget surplus, Republican lawmakers want to enact a broad-based tax cut for residents this election year — most likely a reduction in Michigan's income tax. Read More

Cottage owners welcome property tax law

January 1, 2014
The re-assessed property taxes on family transfers have created a tough situation for some families looking to pass on residential property upon death — particularly family cottages. Read More

Probability of comprehensive tax reductions is remote

November 15, 2013
Many of us have spent the past month or so watching the government shutdown, the debt ceiling debate and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Read More