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2018 House Bill 5420: Increase personal exemption in state income tax
Introduced by Rep. Roger Hauck (R) on January 16, 2018
To increase the $4,000 personal exemption that is currently allowed under the Michigan state income tax. The bill would immediately increase it to $4,300 and then to $4,600 by 2020, which with inflation adjustments is projected to be worth around $5,200 by then. Taxpayers can claim a personal exemption for themselves, their spouse and each dependent, and these are subtracted from the amount of income that is subject to income tax.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on January 16, 2018
Reported in the House on January 24, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Tedder (R) on January 25, 2018
To clarify that a provision requiring money be allocated to compensate for any revenue decline triggered by the bill apply only to school aid fund revenue declines.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 25, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on January 25, 2018
To increase the personal exemption much more by changing the formula used in making inflation adjustments to the exemption amount. This formula essentially serves as an "alternative" exemption-setting device.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 25, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on January 25, 2018
To gradually increase the exemption to $4,700 by 2020, and revise an inflation-adjustment formula in the law that would make the exemption worth around $5,400 by then.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 25, 2018
Passed 105 to 1 in the House on January 25, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To increase the $4,000 personal exemption that is currently allowed under the Michigan state income tax. The bill would immediately increase it to $4,300 and then gradually to $4,800 in 2021. Taxpayers can claim a personal exemption for themselves, their spouse and each dependent, and these are subtracted from the amount of income that is subject to income tax. The Senate has passed a version that increases the exemption to $4,700 by 2020.
Received in the Senate on January 30, 2018
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on January 30, 2018
Reported in the Senate on February 6, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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