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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.


Dearborn voters face choice: New tax or higher water bills

"That's not an option." Rick Petrucha, treasurer and tax expert at the Michigan Tax & Accounting Professionals, is not a Dearborn resident but said he would opt for the millage in the hope of getting ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:45:00 GMT

States that limit property tax increases hurt low-income families, per report

In Massachusetts for example, communities cannot raise the amount of local revenue it receives through property taxes more than 2.5 percent each year without first getting approval from voters by refe...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:14:00 GMT

Michigan's Initial Reaction to the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included significant changes to the manner in which foreign-sourced income is taxed. The Michigan Department of Treasury (the "Department"), like other state taxing authoriti...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:03:00 GMT

Film and TV Tax Credit Battle Heats Up Across U.S.

Still other states simply offer rebates or grants, without the need to file tax returns, while over a dozen states - including such former players as Michigan - aren't in the game at all. Currently, 3...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:25:00 GMT

Tax breaks sought for Michigan-Broadway project

Michigan-Broadway LLC is seeking slightly more than $200,000 in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development agency to kick-start a $6.6 million project. The ECIDA will hold a July 30 public ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:02:00 GMT

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