Categories: Roberts News 25Jan Roberts helps approve bills giving families, seniors tax relief State Rep. Brett Roberts of Charlotte joined his colleagues in the Michigan House today in approving legislation giving Michigan families and seniors income tax relief.The legislation continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their state income taxes. Other bills in the package provide additional tax relief for senior citizens.“It was important to pass this legislation in conjunction with the recent federal tax cuts,” Roberts said. “Michiganders will not have to worry about unintended state tax implications as a result.”One of the bills ensures Michigan taxpayers will be able to continue claiming personal exemptions on their income taxes after federal tax reforms signed into law last month. In addition, the legislation increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,800 by the 2020 tax year.Another measure provides a tax credit for those 62 and older — $100 for single filers and $200 for joint filers – in addition to the personal exemption increase. A third bill would allow taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax to continue to claim exemptions.“Today is a big win for Michigan’s taxpayers,” Roberts said. “This is a well-deserved, permanent tax cut for hard-working Michiganders across the state.”The House specifically added a provision to make sure public school funding is not affected by the proposal.House Bills 5420-22 will now advance to the Senate for further consideration.