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Michiganders have more time to file their state and city income taxes.

 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan bills Thursday that extend the 2021 city and state income tax filing and payment deadlines to May 17.

Updated March 17, 2021 at 3:34 PM ET

If you've been putting off filing your tax return this year, here's some good news. The IRS and Treasury Department have delayed the filing deadline by another month.

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Mayors from Michigan cities that collect income taxes, including Lansing and East Lansing, are backing a plan that would protect expected income tax revenues during the pandemic.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday vetoed bills that would have further delayed tax payments amid the coronavirus pandemic, citing harm to local budgets across Michigan and saying one measure related to property taxes was “blatantly” unconstitutional.

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The Speaker of the House says a part of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget is dead on arrival.

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The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing a dispute over $1,611. The result, however, will carry a much higher price, impacting millions of dollars now raked in from criminal defendants who must pay to keep the heat turned up, the air conditioners humming and the floors waxed in local courts all over the state.

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A court says the Legislature gets to vote on a petition-initiated bill that would outlaw rules for how workers are paid on publicly funded projects. We have more from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.


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The East Lansing City Council will hear from the public about the ideas being considered to deal with a large budget shortfall tonight.


The legislature is once again at odds with the governor. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports this time it’s over what to do about the new federal tax law.


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The state treasurer says caution should be the watchword as the Legislature develops plans to deal with a glitch in the federal tax overhaul. If they don’t that glitch could cost Michigan taxpayers more in state income taxes.

As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, there are differences among Republicans on what should happen next.


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