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Rep. John Roth: Republicans provide Michiganders financial relief, thwart Gov. Whitmer, Lansing Democrats attempt to hike taxes
RELEASE|March 1, 2023
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State Rep. John Roth, R-Interlochen, today issued the following statement celebrating expected tax relief for working families and small businesses after Republicans halted Democrat efforts to undo a much-needed tax cut:

“Republicans today delivered a win for Michiganders across the state. My colleagues and I stood firm against numerous attempts by Gov. Whitmer and Lansing Democrats to upend a 2015 law that, if left alone, would trigger an automatic cut to the state income tax rate. Rather than the governor’s offer of measly one-time $180 (or $90 if you’re married) ‘relief’ checks to tax filers, the permanent income tax cut will provide ongoing savings for years – far surpassing that amount in a short time. Working families and retirees struggling the most will see even more relief due to Republican-led proposals. This much-needed tax cut comes at a time when folks have been struggling to make ends meet for roughly two years due to the high cost of living, and high rates of inflation. I’m proud to say we Republicans went to bat for all Michiganders, and knocked it out of the park.”

Under current state law, the individual income tax rate is set to be cut this year thanks to a law passed in 2015 by Republicans. The law stipulates that when government takes in too much money, an automatic income tax cut is triggered. The Senate advanced a version of House Bill 4001 Tuesday night that will allow the permanent, automatic income tax cut to take effect this spring for Michigan residents and small businesses. Other provisions to increase tax savings for retired seniors and boost the earned income tax credit for working families — policies House Republicans proposed at the start of this year — will take effect next year should the governor sign the bill.

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