Happy tax day, Michigan. Quick: Is grain drying equipment subject to the state’s 6 percent sales tax?
What about bulk mail, dentures, particle board and jet fuel? And which tax was discontinued first: inheritance or intangibles?
The nonpartisan Citizens Research Council has the answers in its annual Outline of the Michigan Tax System, published Monday. The 124-page guide details the history, revenues and growth of Michigan’s 64 state and local taxes that in 2017 raised $41.5 billion.
Dorky? Perhaps. But what better way to procrastinate on filing taxes than a quiz, based on the guide? And although horse wagering was first taxed in 1933 (thanks, Citizens Research Council!), no betting please.