Category: Taxes

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…

Transportation Ballot Proposal 1 Defeated

Michigan’s ballot-initiative road funding plan, otherwise known as “Proposal 1”, has been defeated in the polls by a wide margin – nearly 80% opposed versus 20% supportive. The intent of Proposal 1 was to raise the state sales tax from six percent to seven percent…

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