Rep. Whiteford joins colleagues to override veto for sales tax relief on vehicle purchases

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Legislation will help Michigan families

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with her House colleagues.

The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions on purchases including a trade-in through 2039. With today’s vote, the reductions will be fully implemented a decade earlier.

“Michigan families should not have to wait until 2039 to get a tax relief,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township, after the House joined the Senate in overriding a veto of legislation from Gov. Rick Snyder. “Helping Michigan families is my top priority and this sales tax relief will help them save money.”

The Senate bills overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature were vetoed by the governor in July.

The new law speeds reforms approved in 2013, allowing buyers to subtract the value of their trade-ins from the purchase price of a vehicle for sales tax purposes. The accelerated sales tax relief also will apply to boats and recreational vehicles bought with a trade-in.