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Tax Relief in Michigan

Michigan MapMichigan residents tend to fare well when looking at various dimensions of taxes collected within the state. For example, the state’s flat-rate individual tax of 4.25% is 11th lowest among all states that collect personal income taxes. Additionally, an average of $688 per person is collected annually in both state and local income taxes, ranking Michigan 18th lowest in the nation.

Michigan is also is 28th when it comes to federal income taxes collected; the statewide average of $9,475 is lower than the national average by more than $2,000. Even when looking at property taxes, Michiganders pay an average of $1,374 per person, ranking 21st highest in the United States.

However, Michigan has the 17th lowest median household income in the nation at $48,801, and experienced the second-largest decline in income at 24.3%. These financial struggles have led many state residents to choose tax relief in an attempt to manage their debt.

Michiganders are feeling the stress of owing local and federal tax authorities, and the accompanying threats of property seizure and wage garnishment. As the April 15 deadline to file taxes looms, Michigan residents living paycheck-to-paycheck are unlikely to have money set aside in savings to cover their tax obligations. Most people choose to meet their immediate, urgent needs - such as groceries, utilities, rent, and gas for their cars - rather than saving up to pay local, state, and federal tax bills.

Tax relief companies can provide residents with an alternative to such pressures. These companies work with clients’ outstanding tax debts and can often reduce such debt in significant ways. Experts in tax relief have a number of strategies by which they can help clients with their overall tax burdens, such as reviewing and amending tax returns, investigation of tax levies and liens, and negotiating penalty abatement.


Whitmer's plan to fix Michigan roads could raise taxes

LANSING, MI - Democratic candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer has toured the state touting her plan to "fix the damn roads," but been less vocal about a key component of her plan that could end up ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:41:00 GMT

Pence touts steel comeback in Michigan: 'Get ready to get even busier'

In his eight visit to Michigan since taking office less than two years ago, Pence said also touted federal tax cuts and offered a tribute to businessman Rich DeVos, a philanthropist and Republican hea...

Published:  Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:44:00 GMT

Do tax incentives for billionaires really work for Detroit

Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.. So over the years, I've listened to economists and academic researchers who have studied tax incentives like the kind Ford will get to revamp the Michiga...

Published:  Sat, 15 Sep 2018 04:53:00 GMT

AP Interview: 'Underdog' Schuette Pushes Tax Cut, AG Record

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Bill Schuette said he will not distance himself from Donald Trump despite the president's unpopularity with Michigan voters and will win them over with a pro-tax cut m...

Published:  Sat, 15 Sep 2018 01:21:00 GMT

Detroit Should Not Give Ford a $104 Million Tax Break

Sitting vacant, the Michigan Central Station was costing the previous owner, billionaire trucking mogul Manuel "Matty" Moroun, about $1 million annually in taxes, with roughly $200,000 going ...

Published:  Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:01:00 GMT

Ford Seeking $239M In Tax Breaks For Detroit Development

Law360 (September 12, 2018, 8:37 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. is seeking $239 million in tax abatements from Michigan, the city of Detroit and other government entities to develop 1.2 million square feet ...

Published:  Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:51:00 GMT

Residents Seeing Tax Cut Bonus In Their Utility Bills

Michigan residents and businesses soon will recognize an estimated $379.5 million in savings on their utility bills as a result of Tax Cuts and Job Act passed by Congress and signed by President Donal...

Published:  Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:04:00 GMT

Here's Why New Jersey Could Be the Next State to Legalize Weed

Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will have a chance to legalize ... That would be up to the commission. · A 10 percent tax on marijuana sales, which would be among the lowest in the country. Earlie...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:32:00 GMT

Michigan governor wants new tax revenue for roads

Internet sales tax revenue is on the radar of Michigan's chief executive to bolster infrastructure work in the state. The recent announcement from Gov. Rick Snyder follows a U.S. Supreme Court decisio...

Published:  Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:30:00 GMT

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