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Who gets a tax break? Almost everyone

Has Michigan got a deal for you

From beer to gas to church cars and license plates, Michigan tax law has a deal for someone. Many of the state's tax breaks are tied to income taxes, with residents getting breaks for having children, saving for college and owning a home. But nonprofits, students, military veterans, Native Americans, the disabled and the poor also benefit from tax breaks.

Click on any of the categories below to see how many tax breaks are out there, and how much they cost the state treasury. The numbers were taken from the state's executive budget for 2013 and 2014.







Veterans and active military


Historic preservation

Oil, mineral industries

The poor

Religious organizations


Native Americans


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