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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



AP interviews Michigan gubernatorial candidates Schuette, Whitmer

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:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:49:00 GMT



From Trump to the Tax Overhaul, Rettig Steps into a Swirl of IRS Controversies

The president's tax returns will be at the top of the agenda for Ways and ... "I think the law is clear, but I might expect them to try to find ways to refuse." "Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell suff...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:57:00 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



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



Proposed Derry Township Rec Center Causing Dispute Over Tax Increases

Stock photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography Senior Siobhan Haughey leads a Michigan team that has steadily ... based on the estimated increase in taxes it will cause. The proposed space ...

Published:  Sun, 16 Sep 2018 07:01:00 GMT



House hunters: How high taxes hurt home investment in Illinois

While Michigan's place in the ranking is predominantly due to both a drop in home values and an increase in effective property tax rates post-recession, New Jersey's and Illinois' changes in the ranki...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:54:00 GMT



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