Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker; audio on House passage of food tax prohibition

Rep. VerHeulen talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4999, which prohibits local governments from imposing taxes on the manufacture, distribution and sales of food and beverages.    Rep. VerHeulen says local food and drink taxes in other parts of the United States have had a negative impact on jobs.  

Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker; audio on data center legislation

Rep. VerHeulen says House Tax Policy Committee adoption of his HB 5074 and two other bills Wednesday that exempt data centers from personal property taxes as well as sales and use tax for qualified equipment, is a needed reform that updates Michigan’s tax laws to the 21st century.  

Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker; audio on Mainstreet fairness legislation

Rep. VerHeulen talks about House passage early Friday of Senate legislation that would require online retailers with a physical nexus in Michigan to charge the state’s 6% sales tax.  He says he was  prompted to introduce the plan by a small, local business owner in Kent County.  

Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker; audio on Mainstreet Fairness sales tax package

Rep. VerHeulen talks about his HB 4203, which will require out-of-state online retailers to collect Michigan’s 6-percent sales tax and direct it to the state, just as brick-and-mortar companies in Michigan are required to do.  HB 4203 is moving through the process in the state House this week and is poised for final passage.