The State of Michigan and the Mining Journal strongly suggest that low- and middle-income Michigan residents apply for a home heating tax credit.
The September 30 deadline to apply is fast approaching; it is a government program that actually helps people.
“Every family should be able to keep the heat on and stay warm and safe during our Michigan winters,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a news release. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done to fund and expand the Home Heating Tax Credit, and I urge families to apply by September 30 so they can be ready for the fall and winter. »
The credit is available annually to Michigan residents. This year, $120 million in funding is available for landlords and tenants who qualify to receive the aid, up from $70 million last year.
In 2021, the average household who qualified for the credit received $216, and this year those who receive food assistance benefits and received the credit may qualify for increased benefits.
“Eligible persons should not wait to apply for the home heating credit with the September 30 deadline approaching,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said in a news release. “This significant tax credit may provide some relief as we enter the fall heating season, leaving more money available for other critical needs.”
To qualify for the credit, applicants must be homeowners or tenants with a contractual lease and meet the income requirements listed at https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/questions/iit/accordion/heating/home-heating-credit – information-1.
It is assumed that many qualified local residents do not participate in this program.
We encourage residents to apply. Will it solve all your heating problems? Probably not.
But every little bit helps.