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

April 30, 2015 Press Release
This is the first ten-year balanced budget passed since 2001. It balances without raising taxes on hardworking Michigan families and it keeps the promises that have been made to seniors in the Fourth District. This budget also calls for tax reform. The tax code is 74,000 pages long and has not been overhauled in 29 years. It’s time for a simpler and fairer system.
April 16, 2015 Press Release
For many in Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District, the American Dream is to build a family farm or business and pass it on to their sons and daughters. Repealing the Death Tax makes it easier for Americans to realize that dream. The Death Tax often forces family farms to sell land and equipment to pay their tax bill. This is unacceptable. Death should never be a taxable event.
April 15, 2015 Press Release
“Members of the House and Senate have worked hard to draft a budget that balances within ten years, keeps the promises made to seniors and does not raise taxes on hardworking Americans. I am thankful for the trust placed in me, and I look forward to continuing to work on a fiscally responsible budget that will boost the slowly growing economy, create jobs and raise wages,” Moolenaar said.
February 13, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) voted for America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015. This bill reduces the tax burden for America’s farms and small businesses.
January 20, 2015 Press Release
"Tonight, President Obama proposed more tax hikes on the American people. This economic recovery has been historically slow, and Americans have no desire to pay more for a big-government agenda," said Moolenaar.