April 21, 2015

MLive Media Group: You ask, we answer: Proposal 1, regressive taxes and electric vehicle fees

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Sales taxes, which would increase under Proposal 1, are considered “regressive” because they can disproportionally affect low-income workers, who tend to spend a larger portion of their earnings on taxable goods than wealthier residents.

The Institute for Tax and Economic Policy, a left-leaning research group, currently ranks Michigan in the middle of the pack for tax fairness — 29th out of 50 states — but generally argues that states with higher sales taxes tend to produce more income inequality.

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