June Summers Haas quoted in "Governor Calls For Massive Change In SBT Proposal," Mlive.com
January 31, 2005
Lansing Jackson Business Review
Lansing Jackson Business Review, By Jeremy W. Steele
- That shift would export the SBT burden slightly to out-of-state companies, said June Summers Haas, a partner at Lansing law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and state revenue commissioner from 1999 to 2002.
- Overall, the plan would result is a net tax cut for 77 percent of SBT payers, Rising said. The remaining businesses either wouldn't benefit or would pay more.
- "Those are likely from the services, retail trade, insurance, real estate, consulting sector and some out-of-state businesses, whereas manufacturing and research and development are going to be clearly benefit," said Haas, noting that the shift would accomplish many of the goals of a sales tax on services.
- "In general, it's a very thoughtful proposal because the number of business entities that will have to pay more tax is very limited," she said.