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Michigan Taxes 2014

Michigan Tax Guide

This is a brief description of the taxes which are imposed on the citizens of Michigan State giving details of the different categories in the tax structure.

Michigan Income Tax

  • Personal income tax in Michigan is deducted from gross income at a flat rate of 4.35% with a few modifications. This rate was fixed with effect from 1 October 2007 when it was increased from a previous rate of 3.9%.
  • There are some additional income taxes in some cities.
  • Tax returns in Michigan are due by 15th April each year or the next working day if the 15th falls on a weekend or a public holiday.
  • Due to additional income taxes imposed by various states, different forms have to be used to file income tax in different municipalities.

Michigan Sales Tax

  • The rate of sales tax in Michigan is 6%.
  • Michigan does not levy any city or local sales tax.
  • Sales tax in Michigan should be filed on and before the 20th of each month.
  • All businesses are supposed to file their annual returns by the 28th of February each year.

Michigan Property Tax

  • The assessment of property tax is done on a local level but not at state level.
  • There is an online property tax estimator which gives good indication of the property tax due from an individual.
  • Property which is held as on 31st December should be filed in the form of a personal property statement with that particular municipality.
  • Delay in paying property taxes is permissible to some senior citizens, farmers, and war veterans and their families.
  • Rules about delayed payments vary from county to county.
  • There are some exemptions linked to ownership of homesteads. For claiming for an exemption, Form 2368 should be filed in the local township or city on or before the 1st of May.
  • The above exemption is adjusted by the local assessor in the next property tax bill.
  • Additional details about exemptions are available on the official website of the Michigan Department of Treasury.
  • A “property tax credit” can also be claimed if: a) a homestead is located in Michigan, b) the individual has been a resident of Michigan for at least six months in the current tax year and c) property taxes are currently being paid.

There is no inheritance or estate tax levied by the state of Michigan.

Prior Year MI-1040 Michigan Individual Income Tax Forms

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Where to Mail FEDERAL IRS Tax Forms Within Michigan:

IRS Form If You ARE NOT Enclosing a Payment, Use This Address: If You ARE Enclosing Payment, Use This Address:
1040: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0002
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
1040A: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0015
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
1040EZ: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0014
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501

Michigan Tax Help

517- 636-4486

Hearing Impaired:
TTY (517) 636-4999


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