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2013 House Bill 4002: Increase interest to taxpayers owed refunds

Public Act 133 of 2013

  1. Introduced in the House on January 9, 2013, to require the state to pay 3 percent in interest (annual rate) to a taxpayer who is due a tax refund because of an overpayment (including excessive "withholding"), starting 60 days after the claim is filed.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on January 9, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 6, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on April 11, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 11, 2013.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on April 18, 2013, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 18, 2013.
  2. Passed 107 to 0 in the House on April 18, 2013, to require the state to pay 3 percent in interest (annual rate) to a taxpayer who is due a tax refund because of an overpayment (including excessive "withholding"), starting 60 days after the claim is filed. This would be in addition to the current requirement that interest be paid at a rate that is 1 percent over the prime rate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on April 23, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on April 23, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 28, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 3, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 3, 2013.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 3, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on October 3, 2013.
  6. Passed 108 to 0 in the House on October 9, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 15, 2013.

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