“How a Sales Tax Exemption Helped the Michigan Treasury, Businesses, and Public” will be one of the subjects covered during Liberty Coin Service owner Patrick A. Heller’s interview this week at the Mackinac Policy Conference 2011. The live interview will be conducted Thursday morning, June 2, by Tony Conley, the host of The Tony Conley Morning Show on Lansing talk radio station WILS-1320 AM, and will be broadcast from the media room at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Said Heller, “The theme of this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference, which is sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, is ‘Bridging business and government to re-energize Michigan’. Since the state of Michigan enacted a sales and use tax exemption on the retail sales of precious metals bullion and rare coins in 1999, the number of businesses, total industry employment, the number of Michigan coin shows and conventions, and tax collections by the Michigan Treasury have soared. Two years ago, my latest detailed analysis of the impact of this tax exemption showing that the Michigan Treasury not only completely replaced forsaken tax collections, it added at least another million dollars annually to Treasury tax collections. This is an idea that could be applicable to other industries in Michigan as a way to create jobs and attract new businesses to the state.”
Among other subjects that will be discussed during the interview is Heller’s latest news scoop revealing the federal government’s two recent steps toward a goal of nationalizing all private retirement account assets.
Since 1981 the annual Mackinac Policy Conferences has provided access to Michigan’s top business professionals, legislative leaders, corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs and veteran regional champions. Over 1,500 attendees are expected at this year’s conference, held this year June 1-3 at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
WILS-AM 1320 is “Live And Lansing”, a talk radio station that is one of four Lansing stations owned by MacDonald Broadcasting Company, which was founded in 1963.
Patrick A. Heller owns Liberty Coin Service, in the Bank of America and Clippert Buildings in the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing, established in 1971. It is Michigan’s largest rare coins and precious metals bullion dealership. He also owns Premier Coins & Collectibles founded in 2009 on Lansing’s west side. Heller writes a monthly newsletter, Liberty’s Outlook, posted at http://www.libertycoinservice.com.
Heller also writes weekly gold and precious metals commentaries for http://www.numismaster.com and http://www.coinupdate.com. His radio program on precious metals and rare coins is broadcast every Wednesday at 8:45 AM on 1320 WILS-AM, which also streams live at http://www.1320wils.com. Recent honors include the 2010 Professional Numismatists Guild Abe Kosoff Founders Award, the 2010 Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Awards in the Retail category, and the American Numismatic Association Presidential Award in 2008. As a member of the Michigan Quarter Commission appointed by former Governor John Engler, Heller was the primary author of the written description supplied to the US Mint for the design of the 2004 Michigan quarter, effectively being the unofficial “artist” of the coin. Heller was recently interviewed by or appeared in The Wall Street Journal, ABCNews.com, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, The Journal of Accountancy, London’s Financial Times, and other major newspapers.