Tax Reform

As a father of six, I understand the importance of every dollar in raising a family. That is why I supported tax reform that will let hardworking Michigan families keep more of their own money.

The tax reform legislation, which became law in 2017, represents the first major overhaul of our tax code in more than 30 years. The new law doubled the standard deduction and lowered tax rates across the board. It also doubled the child tax credit to $2,000 and maintained deductions for medical expenses, charitable giving, mortgage interest payments, adoption expenses, and student loan deductions.

Tax reform will also stimulate the economy by giving family owned small businesses a tax break. The new tax rates will take affect when residents pay their 2018 taxes in 2019, but Michigan workers are already seeing benefits. Many employers have given their employees bonuses and pay raises, and utility companies have announced plans to pass on the savings in the form of lower rates for customers. Tax reform is letting Michigan families keep more of their own money and that is always a good thing.

More on Tax Reform

December 20, 2017 Press Release
Tax reform is already benefiting hardworking Michigan residents. Companies like AT&T are using the money they save to invest in their employees and our country. With the lower rates, higher standard deductions, and a $2,000 child tax credit, Michigan residents will have higher wages and pay less in taxes, keeping more of their own money.
December 19, 2017 Press Release
Simply put, this tax relief legislation means Michigan families will keep more of their own money and that is always a good thing.
November 17, 2017 Editorial
Tax reform is tax relief for middle class families and Main Street, bigger paychecks, more jobs and a simpler, fairer system. This is the first major tax reform since 1986 and I will continue to fight for tax relief for hardworking Michigan families.
November 16, 2017 Press Release
This is tax relief for middle class families and Main Street. It will mean bigger paychecks, more jobs and a simpler, fairer system that closes loopholes. It will be a tax cut for Michigan families and keep more money here at home in our local communities.
November 2, 2017 Press Release
I have heard from constituents I represent about how they are struggling with higher costs for everyday expenses. The tax reform introduced today will help Michigan families by giving them a tax cut. For a family of four making median income, the cut would be more than $1,100, letting Michigan families keep more of their own money so they can meet their needs and provide for their children.
February 24, 2016 In The News
Excerpt: U.S. Congressional Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, spoke Monday on the subject of the national budget.
February 9, 2016 Press Release
Today, President Obama released his budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year which runs from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland), strongly opposes the president's budget.
January 17, 2016 Editorial
In 2015, my office assisted with over 1,000 cases involving federal agencies, including Veterans Affairs, the IRS and the Social Security Administration. It also responded to 26,172 emails and letters from constituents and held more than 150 constituent hours in counties across the district.
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "The legislation permanently extends the research and development tax credit that leading Michigan companies use to make innovative new products that are sold around the world. This will reduce the tax burden for Michigan businesses and create more jobs for Michigan residents.”
October 13, 2015 Editorial
In Michigan, we see rising costs in our grocery bills, health care and, for those with young children, the cost of child care. However, while the cost of child care is increasing, the amount of this tax benefit remains the same. So, in an email to my office, this constituent suggested that our tax code should be updated to allow the tax-free benefit to increase with the rate of inflation. Now his idea is a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.