Detroit Evening Report: Michigan Senate approves expanding Earned Income Tax Credit

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Roughly 700,000 low-income families in Michigan that claim the earned income tax credit (EITC) could get checks in the mail later this year.

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The Michigan Senate adopted a bill earlier this week to extend an expansion of the tax credit to families that qualified for it last year.

The purpose is to fix a problem created after a process fight between Democrats and Republicans torpedoed an effort to allow those taxpayers to claim the credit that year. Republican Sen. Joseph Bellino (R-Monroe) said the families that need the credit deserved better from their state elected officials.

“I am frustrated at how long it has taken to get this over the finish line, despite repeated bipartisan votes,” Bellino said on the floor.

The bill now goes to the state House for passage.

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.