House approves Noble’s plan allowing tax credits for donations to charities

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The Michigan House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a plan authored by state Rep. Jeff Noble, of Plymouth, allowing tax credits for donations to certain charitable organizations.

Under the measure, House Bill 6433, for tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2019, Michiganders may credit against their charitable contributions made during the tax year to organizations that provide overnight accommodation, food or meals to the poor and homeless. Noble’s plan brings back a credit that was eliminated by changes to the Income Tax Act in 2011.

“Hard-working Michigan taxpayers should be given credit for their charitable donations,” Noble said. “Our communities’ charitable organizations and causes benefit when more Michiganders financially contribute. Any government decree impeding on the act of being charitable is simply wrong.”

House Bill 6433 now advances to the Senate for further consideration.