It’s tax day, Michigan. Take this quiz or face an audit

Today is the federal tax filing deadline. Time is wasting. But there’s still time to take a quiz based on Michigan’s tax code.

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.

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