Democrats push to restore Michigan tax credit

Democrats and advocates for the poor say restoring the earned-income tax credit will help keep Michigan families out of poverty and stimulate the economy.
AP Wire
Feb 27, 2013

The Save our EITC coalition on Tuesday called to restore the tax credit for the working poor to 20 percent of a similar federal tax credit. It's now 6 percent under changes approved by Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers in 2011.

Democratic Sen. Bert Johnson of Detroit said the tax credit is a successful way to keep Michigan children from poverty. He said the money families receive from the credit gets immediately spent in local economies to benefit the state.

Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger spokesman Ari Adler said Michigan's current credit at 6 percent is more than what is offered in 31 other states.

Comments

Vladtheimp

Of course they do - get a larger income tax return for not paying income taxes in the first place - it's for the Chilluns! Redistribute on Democrats, Redistribute on!

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