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Anne Kuhnen

Anne Kuhnen

Anne Kuhnen is the tax policy analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy.

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Column: Flaws in Michigan’s Opportunity Zone program require the state to take action

By: - September 22, 2022

A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) looks into the impacts of federal Opportunity Zones on Michigan communities and state revenue. The Opportunity Zone program, adopted as part of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, provides tax breaks for wealthy investors who invest in neighborhoods with high poverty rates […]

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Column: Our tax dollars are what make Michigan communities great

By: - April 18, 2022

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t enjoy (and often put off) filing my income tax returns every year. I dream of a day when we will join the 36 countries which already use return-free filing. Yet despite my procrastination, I am happy to know that I’m doing my part to support our federal, […]

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Column: How boosting the EITC will help Michigan workers and families

By: - January 28, 2022

Today marks national EITC Awareness Day, highlighting one of the most effective tax credits for working families in the state and federal tax system. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a one-two punch of economic impact that bumps up everyone’s bottom line and benefits every corner of the state, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal and […]

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Column: Tax changes in Build Back Better are necessary and affordable

By: - November 22, 2021

The U.S. House passed the Build Back Better bill Friday morning, and there’s much to applaud in this legislation. On top of providing needed help to families struggling to meet everyday challenges like paying rent and putting food on the table, affording child care and preschool, or paying for college, early estimates also suggest the […]