What income would be exempt from the proposed City income tax?

Income exempt from the income tax includes retirement income, unemployment income, military pay, tax refunds (city, state and federal) and more. For a more exhaustive list of income exempt from the City income tax, click here.

Additionally, individuals who make less than $5,000 annually and do not have a personal exemption because they are claimed on someone else’s taxes would be exempt from the income tax. This would apply to students who are still claimed on their parent or guardian's taxes.

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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?