State Rep. Timmy Beson, R-Bangor Township, today said easing the tax burden on retirees would make it easier for people to stay in Michigan. He issued the following statement:
“Let’s get rid of the income tax on pensions. Retired workers built their pensions, and we shouldn’t be taxing them.
“Ending the pension tax would help people stay in their home communities. More and more people leave Michigan when they retire. My own mom now lives in Florida. It’s about time we keep retired Michiganders in our state instead of driving them away.
“Retirees leave Michigan for all kinds of reasons. We can’t change the weather for people who want warmer temperatures, but we can change tax burdens for people who want their retirement to be affordable.”
Rep. Beson talks about Thursday’s Career and Technical Education Showcase at the state Capitol, saying Michigan’s future career market will demand skilled, expert people to fill a broad range of opportunities.
Rep. Beson says small businesses have through Thursday, March 31 to apply for a grant from more than $400 million approved by the Legislature to help Michigan firms that continued to pay taxes despite being closed during the pandemic. Rep. Beson says most of Michigan’s afflicted businesses are small, local firms that support jobs for […]