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Michigan Legislature Passes Broadband Property Tax Break

March 25, 2021, 4:03 PM

Michigan internet providers would receive statewide tax breaks for installation of broadband equipment under a bill passed by the state Senate Thursday.

The bill (H.B. 4210) would grant a personal property tax exemption on broadband equipment first installed or used after Dec. 31, 2020, in hopes that providers would extend high-speed internet into remote rural areas like much of the Upper Peninsula. The Senate passed the bill 20-15, sending it to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk.

The way the bill is written, however, could allow providers to get the tax breaks for equipment installed ...

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