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Tax Deadline Delay Not Expected To Cause Washtenaw County Funding Issues

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Michigan and the federal government have both pushed the deadline for filing taxes this year back to July, but county officials are not too concerned that change will cause much of a disruption locally.

County administrator Greg Dill says the county has a budget surplus of roughly $34 million that it could use as needed to help address issues caused by the delay, or any other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I think the short-term answer to it is that there would be little disruption, provided our county board of commissioners steps in and provides the appropriate support and funding to keep county operations moving," Dill says.

Dill adds, because of that fund balance, he believes that any potential, long-term impact probably won't be felt for at least 6-8 months.

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org

Taylor Pinson is a WEMU news reporter and engineer during WEMU's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
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