Detroit

Michigan Doesn't Help Detroit Milk Residents for Taxes

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Lansing— When Detroit leaders first agreed to state oversight of the city's finances in April 2012, Gov. Rick Snyder's administration vowed to help collect millions of dollars in unpaid income taxes from residents who work in the suburbs.

More than 16 months later, however, the Snyder administration has not yet put forward legislation to require suburban employers to withhold and remit the 2.4 percent city income tax for Detroit residents. Critics say the lack of action stifles the city's ability to raise revenues needed to invest in vital services and restructure $18.5 billion in debt while in bankruptcy court.

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