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2018 Senate Bill 749: Increase state child care income tax credit
Introduced by Sen. Margaret O'Brien (R) on January 16, 2018
To establish that an individual is entitled to claim the same child care tax credit against Michigan income tax as the credit authorized by the 2017 federal tax reform law. This is a means-tested credit that is based on a percentage of child care expenses (up to $6,000, or $3,000 if there is just one dependent) that are related to the taxpayer having a job. The credit would not be "refundable" (meaning the taxpayer would not get a check from the state for the amount the credit exceeded their income tax liability).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on January 16, 2018
Reported in the Senate on January 17, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on January 24, 2018.
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(same description)
To establish that an individual is entitled to claim the same child care tax credit against Michigan income tax as the credit authorized by the 2017 federal tax reform law. This is a means-tested credit that is based on a percentage of child care expenses (up to $6,000, or $3,000 if there is just one dependent) that are related to the taxpayer having a job. The credit would not be "refundable" (meaning the taxpayer would not get a check from the state for the amount the credit exceeded their income tax liability).
Received in the House on January 24, 2018
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on January 24, 2018
Reported in the House on January 31, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on February 15, 2018

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