Detroit could be required to cut its income tax rate this year under a Michigan law that was part of a deal to guarantee the struggling city a fixed amount of state revenue aid for eight years.

Without legislative action, Detroit will be required to trim its income tax rate to 2.4% from 2.5% for residents and to 1.20% from 1.25% for non-residents, according to a report by the Citizens Research Council, a private, nonprofit research group.

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