Households Would Pay $474 More In Taxes Under Road Proposal

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — If Michigan’s ballot proposal for improved roads passes, the tax hike would average $545 per household in 2016 — or $45 a month.

The increase would average $474, or $40 per month, in 2017 when low-income residents become eligible for a larger tax credit, according to Associated Press calculations.

Exactly how much more taxes people pay would depend on incomes, fuel prices and what they buy, how much they drive and the type and age of their car.

One analysis estimates the average tax hike for the middle fifth of households — those making $40,000 to $64,000 a year — would be $267 annually, or $22 monthly.

Those earning under $20,000 would see a tax cut. Proposal 1’s backers say higher taxes would lower vehicle repairs caused by poor roads.

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