Breana Noble The Detroit News Published 3:42 PM EST Dec 3, 2018 Local chapters of a grassroots civil rights organization led by the Rev. Al Sharpton are calling for a moratorium on tax abatements. In the wake of General Motors Co.'s restructuring announcement last week that would affect 14,300 workers and idle five North American plants, the Detroit and Michigan chapters of the National Action Network said they will focus their efforts on the city charter commission to ban property tax breaks for businesses. The groups' leaders say the incentives have led to too many broken promises and that the community needs to figure out a better way to attract investments that will benefit the entirety of Detroit. "Cities are being pimped and prostituted by corporations who've got billions of dollars in their coffers. It doesn't make any sense," said the Rev. Charles Williams II, president of the network's Michigan chapter. "I don't believe the city of Detroit should get on … [Read more...] about National Action Network seeks halt to Detroit tax abatements
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Fiona Kelliher Detroit Free Press Published 2:38 PM EST Nov 21, 2018 Thanks to a newly approved ordinance, it may be easier for low-income Detroit residents to apply for poverty tax exemption — and avoid foreclosure — starting next year. But before that kicks in, take note: There's still time to apply for an exemption on 2018 taxes before the Dec. 10 deadline. In July, the American Civil Liberties Union and Detroit settled a lawsuit that claimed the city's poverty exemption program was tough to apply for and wasn't well-publicized. Detroit will have to "streamline" its application process and provide more notice to low-income residents. The new ordinance solidifies those requirements into law and expands upon them. Here's what you need to know about applying before Dec. 10 and beyond: What is a poverty tax exemption? Homeowners pay property taxes. But some low-income homeowners may struggle to pay their property taxes, leading to foreclosure. … [Read more...] about Low-income in Detroit? How to pay lower property taxes
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by The sweet spot A reader who’s a new mother herself struggles to celebrate a co-worker’s pregnancy. ByCheryl Strayed and Steve Almond Oct. 2, 2018 Dear Sugars, A younger colleague, whom I do not consider to be a personal friend, was open about having an affair with a married man. When she became pregnant, the married man left his wife and three children for her. Our office is having a baby shower for this colleague, and I’m finding it difficult to be supportive. I’m particularly sensitive to this because I’m a relatively new mother, and I cannot imagine losing my husband and family in the way that this man’s soon-to-be-ex-wife has. I feel sick thinking about the heartbreak and betrayal that she must feel. I’m also sad for their children, who are … [Read more...] about My Colleague Had an Affair. Now She’s Having a Baby. Do I Have to Act Happy?
The Dartford Crossing to the east of London allows drivers to cross the River Thames between Kent and Essex. Made up of two tunnels and a bridge, the crossing sees thousands of vehicles cross every day. A lack of capacity means its often hit by bad traffic , particularly when accidents or bad weather close routes. Motorists are required to pay a small charge every time they use the crossing. We've rounded up everything you need to know about paying the Dart Charge. What is the Dartford Crossing? The crossing comprises of two tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge. As the only permanent crossing on the Thames in the East of London, it is used by up to 160,000 vehicles a day. It spans the river as the A282 (connecting to the M25 ) from Purfleet in Thurrock on the north side, to Dartford in Kent on the south side. The west tunnel opened in 1963, the east tunnel in 1980 and the bridge in 1991. Each tunnel is 1,430m long, while the cable-stayed bridge is 137m high and 450m long. … [Read more...] about What is the Dartford Crossing charge and how to pay it
There are some things you need to know before the French government starts taking your taxes directly out of your salary (called "prelevement a la source in French) at the beginning of 2019. Here's a list of the main questions and answers people are asking right now and if there are any missing that you would like information on, please email us at [email protected] and we will answer them and add them in. Will the change affect me? The reform concerns nearly all taxpayers at all levels of income in France who are earning through their work or their pension. In all, some 38 million households are set to be affected by the change. From January 2019 income tax (called impôt sur la revenu in French) will automatically come out of salaries, pensions and substitute income, for example in the case of maternity leave, job seekers' allowance and sickness compensation. What if I'm self-employed? Those … [Read more...] about Q&A: What the big change to income tax in France means for you