Business groups that successfully fought for repeal of a sales tax expansion late last year are now vowing to battle a 22% surcharge on the Michigan business tax that was passed as a replacement to the sales tax.

The Michigan Manufacturers Association supported tacking the surcharge on the MBT as the best way to allow the state to repeal the service tax expansion that was due to take effect Dec. 1, 2007, said spokesman Chuck Haddon. But now the group will push for its elimination as well.

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