State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today introduced a plan to allow expecting parents to claim an income tax exemption for their soon-to-be newborns.
The plan would extend Michigan’s existing exemption for children to fetuses of at least 12 weeks at the end of the tax year.
“Expecting parents are faced with additional expenses and our tax law should reflect that reality,” said Wakeman, of Saginaw Township. “I don’t consider this a new tax exemption – just a logical extension of the exemption for children that Michigan already allows. This change would help incentivize prenatal care and offset the costs of welcoming a newborn into the world.”
Wakeman’s measure, House Bill 4644, has been referred to the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee for consideration.
“I hear people’s concerns and remain focused on common-sense reforms that have broad support,” Wakeman said. “These changes will ensure best practices are followed in future elections and help restore faith that our processes are safe and secure.”
Rep. Wakeman talks about the House vote Wednesday to approve the citizen petition repealing the Governor’s emergency powers granted under a 1945 law, saying today’s vote reflects the will of the people.
State Rep. Rodney Wakeman and the Michigan House today approved the Unlock Michigan citizens’ initiative to repeal the unconstitutional state law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to hold unilateral power over the people of Michigan during the early portion of the COVID-19 pandemic.