Category: Taxes

Alliance Working Toward Rural Friendly Solutions On DDA Bills

House: Rep. Lee Chatfield’s package passed committee narrowly 6-5 after some positive amendments. Alliance Director of Government Relations Kent Wood had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Chatfield and share a few concerns about the additional reporting requirements impact on small DDAs, and future special…

DDA/TIF Bills Under Alliance Scrutiny

The Chamber Alliance is scrutinizing separate bills in both the Michigan House and Senate this week that would make changes to the state’s laws that govern downtown development authorities and tax increment financing (TIF) districts. House Bills 5851-5856  were introduced in the House, and Senate…

Despite Opposition, HICA Tax Extended

Despite opposition and urging from the Michigan business community, including members of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, the state of Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) was extended by the Michigan legislature until 2020. The HICA is a broad-based tax on paid health insurance…

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