Several Checkoff Designations Have Been Removed
Public Act 151 of 2012, effective May 30, 2012, amends the provisions for the Michigan personal income tax checkoff designations. Several checkoff designations have been removed, including those for prostate cancer research, Amanda's fund for breast cancer prevention, Michigan housing and community development, law enforcement officers memorial monument, renewable fuels, Michigan council for the arts, foster care, children's miracle network, and children's hospital of Michigan. The separate contributions schedule can include up to 10 different designations per tax year. Previously, a maximum limit was not in place. A contribution designation must be removed if it fails to raise $50,000 (previously, $100,000) in any tax year for two consecutive tax years. Finally, the law also provides a list of things that the Legislature must consider when granting approval to add other contribution designations.