income tax

East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

The cities of Lansing and East Lansing collect income taxes from residents and from people who work in the cities but live elsewhere.

Work from home orders will have an impact on non-residents who pay income taxes in either city.


Newcomers made the biggest gains on both the Lansing and East Lansing City Council's with Brandon Betz ousting incumbent Jody Washington. And, Lisa Babcock and Jessy Gregg knocking off Eric Altmann in East Lansing.
Amanda Pinckney, WKAR

East Lansing has a city income tax for the first time this year. It was passed by voters in 2018 after a previous iteration was defeated in a referendum several years before. Many of the candidates running for council this year support the income tax, but how much revenue the tax will net for the city remains largely unknown.


Michigan Capitol
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A bill before the Legislature would expand the state income tax credit for low-wage-earning workers. 

East Lansing City Hall
Flickr/Creative Commons

The City of East Lansing’s income tax proposal has been approved by voters in the 2018 primary. WKAR’s Karel Vega has more.

George Lahanas photo
Courtesy photo / City of East Lansing

The final community meeting to discuss next week’s income tax ballot proposal in East Lansing will be held tonight.

East Lansing city hall photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

East Lansing City Council is holding a public hearing this Wednesday May 9 for potential ballot proposals. Katie Cook reports.


State Treasury officials are urging tax professionals to be alert to data theft schemes and scams in the final weeks before the April 17 filing deadline.

Gov. Rick Snyder's administration on Monday proposed legislation to ensure that taxpayers do not see their state income taxes rise as a result of the federal tax overhaul, saying Michigan's personal exemption should be increased by $200 more than is scheduled.

 Lt. Will Milzarski
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's cancellation of his student loans.