So many people thought 2016 was the worst year ever, but we haven't even really begun 2017, and some new laws in Michigan are going to help keep things down. How about more taxes and fees? Yep, we got 'em! There are also some good things, too, though.
First, the bad. Taxes and fees are going up. Way up.
If passed, a new bill would raise the beer tax in Michigan by 244%.
The bill was pitched by a West Michigan representative, from Byron Center, earlier this week. Under his plan, the additional money would go towards drug and alcohol programs, courts and substance issues as a whole, including combating underage drinking and alcohol-related crimes...
It's the season for tax scams. One in West Michigan is targeting Calvin College students.
Wood TV 8 reports that the FBI contacted Calvin to warn of a scam in which students are contacted by phone and told they need to pay an "education tax".
With the Presidential elections coming up...everyone is focused on the candidates and their platforms. They all have different ideas of how to do things, and they each have a plan for how to spend our money. But how much of your money are they looking to take from you? That's a pretty important question!
If you are anything like me, you dread getting your taxes together. I have been putting this off from the moment I got my W-4's. And it looks like this year that I can put it off for an additional 3 days! That's right, the tax deadline has been moved from April 15th to April 18th.