Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to move Michigan’s income tax filing deadline to July 15, a change that would mirror a recent federal government decision sparked by the coronavirus outbreak.
“Michigan taxpayers will be confused and upset if we don’t have state and federal income tax filing deadlines that match,” Crawford said. “These are challenging times that call for creative, proactive leadership. It would be a huge benefit for Michigan taxpayers and tax preparers if the deadline was moved back three months from the traditional April 15 date.”
Crawford noted that stay-at-home orders and workplace disruptions make meeting the April 15 deadline for filing 2019 income taxes a difficulty for many Michiganders – especially those who rely on tax preparers to help get the job done. Also, in many cases people must have their federal returns filled out to accurately provide information needed on state returns. Many returns would have to be amended or modified at a later date if the deadlines don’t match, causing additional stress for Michigan’s families and business owners.
“If the Michigan deadline is not extended, taxpayers will face more stress and higher costs,” Crawford said. “This is obviously a time Michigan families don’t need more stress or higher costs – for anything.”
The Michigan House Thursday overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Kathy Crawford’s plan promoting language equality and acquisition for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in Michigan.
The House Families, Children and Seniors Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Kathy Crawford’s plan promoting language equality and acquisition for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in Michigan.
“These are unprecedented times we are facing and we needed a real plan to keep Michigan moving forward in a safe and sensible fashion,” Crawford said. “The Legislature has spent months hearing from concerned residents and we’ve received those concerns and developed a better course of action that will protect people and their families.”
State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today said the recommendations outlined in the state’s nursing home task force’s report illustrate the need for big changes to the governor’s dangerous COVID-19 nursing home policies.