Legislation watch
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Capitol Building

2010 Senate Bill 1569: Extend government pension tax exemption to private sector pensions
  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Switalski (D) on November 4, 2010, to extend to the pensions of non-government workers the same 100 percent state income tax exemption granted to the pensions of retired government employees. Note: Although "defined benefit" government pensions are fully exempt from the 4.35 percent state income tax, those of retirees who worked in the private sector are only partially exempt, and "defined contribution" or 401K-type retirement benefits are not exempt at all.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on November 4, 2010.