Governor Snyder Recommending Millions in Extra Revenue to Fix Roads
According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan residents can soon expect 6 percent sales tax to be charged on more of their online purchases, and the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending the more than $200 million in extra revenue be spent on fixing roads.
The state expects the change will boost state revenues by $203 million in the 2019 fiscal year, with that amount increasing to $248 million by 2021.
The move follows a June decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing the Michigan Department of Treasury to collect sales tax from retailers located outside the state if the retailer exceeds $100,000 in sales.