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Thu August 8, 2013
Flint looks to collect unpaid city income taxes
The city of Flint may have found about a million dollars in uncollected tax revenue.
Flint Emergency Manager Mike Brown says a check of tax records shows about six thousand Flint residents paid state income taxes last year, but didn’t pay the city income tax.
“Obviously, this is unfair to those folks who do pay their taxes in this city,” says Brown, “We just want to make sure that folks who are working here are filing income tax.”
Flint could use the extra cash.
The city has a $19.1 million deficit and could be looking at millions of dollars more in red ink after 2015 because of an anticipated budget shortfall.
City leaders are looking at a possible city income tax hike, but that would need legislative approval and a public vote.