The rules and regulations of Michigan income tax are supervised by the Michigan Department of Treasury. The income tax rules and regulations prevailing in the state of Michigan are stringent in nature. The Michigan Department of Treasury has the principal responsibility of collection of income taxes in Michigan.
Besides this, the department offers a variety of services related to publication of forms, imparting education, research and development and many other facilities.
Income tax in Michigan can be broadly categorized into two types:
Personal or Individual Income Tax
Corporate Income Tax
The income tax rates in Michigan are variable in nature and they are ascertained by the tax laws prevailing in the state of Michigan.
The amount of tax deductible is dependent on the tax bracket under which the taxable person falls. However, the more an individual earns, the more he will be taxed. The Michigan State Income Tax clubbed with the Federal Income Tax is normally deducted from the salary check of the employee.
The personal income tax rate of Michigan is calculated as a flat rate of 3.9% on the adjusted federal gross income. Few cities in Michigan charge additional income taxes on individuals and businesses and for this reason, separate forms should be filed in separate municipalities.
The federal income tax rates are determined according to the different income brackets, however, the state income tax rates in Michigan are not adjusted or arranged with the federal income tax rates.
The due date for filing income tax returns in Michigan is April 15 of each year or the next working day if the date is falling on a holiday or weekend. However, for this year (2007), the last date for filing federal income tax returns in Michigan was altered to 17th April.
The Michigan Department of Treasury also provides a variety of online services related to income tax. These services offer a lot of opportunities to the income taxpayers to file their income tax returns (e-file) and make payments with a lot of convenience.
Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, Michigan 48922
Tel: (517) 636-5265
Fax: (517) 636-5245
Last Updated on : 5th July 2013