Elan Barber

Elan Barber is a Marquette native who is currently studying economics at Northern Michigan University. He is interested in consumer choice and developmental economics. He plans to attend graduate studies post Northern. In his free time he loves to tour-ski the unique terrain of the Upper Peninsula and scuba dive Lake Superior’s pristine wrecks.

Earned Income Tax Credit Still an Important Piece of Tax Code for Lower-Income Families

Student researcher Elan Barber gives an overview of the Earned Income Tax Credit, an important piece of the tax code that has helped lower-income families in America for several decades.

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Hotel Tax in the Upper Peninsula

NMU research student Elan Barber gives an overview of the history and structure of hotel taxes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Michigan’s Flat Tax

Michigan is one of nine states in the country with a flat income tax. Over the years, however, there have been a total of 22 bills introduced to either allow graduated income tax or to get rid of the constitutional prohibition on the graduated tax.

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