Read Michigan Tax Incentives—Corporate Welfare? and A Primer on Certificated Credits Under the Michigan Business Tax.
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Then, in your initial post, consider the following questions:
Is it the role of government to provide incentives to business? Why or why not?
Do you agree with Michigan’s decision to extend tax credits in the manner it has? Why or why not?
Is it ethical for a business to accept government incentives in all cases? Alternatively, is it the fiduciary responsibility of businesses to seek government aid in every instance? Explain and defend your responses.
How might a business that accepts incentives effectively respond to criticism that it is accepting corporate welfare?