Who will pay the East Lansing income tax?

Residents (working in East Lansing or another community) and non-residents working in East Lansing will pay the income tax. Community members can view the East Lansing Income Tax Boundary Map (GIS) to determine if they live or work in the area where the income tax will be assessed. The map is searchable by address, parcel number and MSU building name.

Residents will pay a 1% income tax and non-residents will pay a 0.5% income tax. There will be $600 deductions for each personal and dependency exemption claimed and some income, such as retirement income, will not be taxed. If an individual lives in East Lansing and works in another community with an income tax or works in East Lansing and lives in another community with an income tax, they would pay 0.5% to East Lansing and 0.5% to the community in which they work or live.

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1. Who will pay the East Lansing income tax?
2. How will the income tax be collected?
3. I have an East Lansing address. How do I know if it's within the City of East Lansing's boundaries?
4. What if I am a resident of the City of East Lansing, but work outside of the City in a community that already has an income tax?
5. What if I am a resident of the City of East Lansing, but work in another community that does not have a local income tax?
6. What income is exempt from the City income tax?
7. I am claimed on someone else's taxes and my adjusted gross income is less than $5,000. Should my employer still withhold the tax from my pay?
8. What if I only work in East Lansing part of the time?