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Thursday, November 18, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 10, 2021
Contact: Ron Leix, Treasury, 517-335-2167
Veterans Day is November 11
LANSING, Mich. – As Veterans Day approaches on Nov. 11, the state of Michigan extends its gratitude to current and former military members by reminding them of the special benefits they may be entitled to receive through the Michigan Department of Treasury.
"On Veterans Day, we honor the service and sacrifice of those who have stepped up for our country in uniform," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. "To ensure our service members and veterans have the resources they need to succeed, the State of Michigan provides scholarships and tax assistance to both current and former military members as a token of appreciation for their service. I want to thank those who are serving, have served, and will serve, and I encourage them to explore the benefits and relief we provide."
Current and former military members may be eligible to receive:
- Military Pay Tax Exemption. Military pay is exempt from Michigan tax, including military retirement benefits and exit and separation pay.
- Children of Veterans Tuition Grant. This program provides undergraduate tuition assistance to the children of Michigan veterans who were totally and permanently disabled, missing in action or died while serving. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200.
- Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption. A property tax exemption for real property used and owned as a homestead as outlined in state law.
- Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) for Active Duty Military Personnel. Property owners can retain a PRE while on active duty if their property is rented or leased.
- Property Tax Relief during Active Military Service. Property owned by a serviceperson cannot be sold to pay delinquent property taxes during a tour of active duty.
- Summer Property Tax Deferment. A serviceperson, veteran or widow or widower whose income outside of military compensation is no more than $7,500 per year may be eligible for a summer property tax deferment.
- Federal Military Spouses Residency Relief Act. The spouse of an individual in the military may not be subject to the state's taxation if they are a nonresident of the state, the service member is present in the state due to military orders, the spouse is solely in the state to accompany the service member, and the spouse maintains a domicile in another state. This act was amended in December 2018 to alternately allow military spouses to elect the same state of domicile as their service member spouse, even if they are not present in that state.
"The Michigan Department of Treasury will work closely with our military members past and present to ensure they get the tax benefits and other resources they deserve," State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. "If you have questions about any of these benefits, please contact us so we can talk about your options."
Individuals with questions about tax relief and other benefits for current and past military members should go to Michigan.gov/Treasury and click on "Contact Us." Program-specific phone numbers can be found on the "Contact Us" webpage.
The state Treasury Department has erected a Veterans Day exhibit dedicated to Michigan's Women Veterans in the lobby of the Austin Building, 430 W. Allegan St., in Lansing. Members of the public may visit this Veterans Day tribute from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through November.
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Monday, November 8, 2021
The Detroit Veterans Day Parade was held downtown Detroit on Sunday, November 7, 2021. The event started with a ceremony with guest speakers and recognization to the Afgan war Veterans returning home. The beginning of the parade highlighted motorcycle organizations traveling up Trumbell and then to Michigan Avenue.
Friday, November 5, 2021
Before the Covid19 issues, the 1st District started a membership drive program called "Post Membership Round-Up Program." The program consisted of Post members gathering at Post 32 with a complete list of 225 members, and they spent their time calling these members to request them to transfer to that Post. The program was successful, and the 1st District is ready to set up a new event.
We are planning on having the Round-Up in March 2022 at a local Post. The District will supply the list of 225 members per Post and also provide lunch. This program event is an excellent opportunity to gain new members. We request that the Commanders reply yes or no if your Posts will participate in this program. Please reply to this email. Thank you.
Adjutant | American Legion 1st District
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Honoring Our Nation's Veterans