Who will pay the East Lansing income tax?

Residents and non-residents working in the community will pay the income tax. Residents will pay a 1% income tax and non-residents will pay a 0.5% income tax. There will be $600 deductions for each personal and dependency exemption claimed and some income, such as retirement income, will not be taxed. If an individual lives in East Lansing and works in another community with an income tax or works in East Lansing and lives in another community with an income tax, they would pay 0.5% to East Lansing and 0.5% to the community in which they work or live. Some income will be exempt from the tax. Learn more.

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1. What is an income tax?
2. Will property taxes be reduced now that the income tax proposal has passed?
3. Who will pay the East Lansing income tax?
4. What income would be exempt from the proposed City income tax?
5. Will the City be able to raise property taxes again in the future?
6. Will my total taxes go up or down?
7. How much funding will be generated from the income tax?
8. When will the income tax and property tax reduction be implemented?
9. What if I only work in East Lansing part of the time?
10. How will the income tax be collected?
11. What other communities in Michigan have an income tax?
12. What are mills?
13. What is taxable value and how can I find out my property’s taxable value?
14. Could the income tax give City Council access to residents' tax returns/income information?
15. How will 425 Agreements be impacted by the income tax?