State of Michigan Taxes

 

Learn more about the state of Michigan taxes in this post. Below we will cover who pays, how to pay, and more general information on Michigan tax returns.

What‌ ‌is‌ ‌State‌ ‌Income Tax?‌ ‌

State‌ ‌income tax‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌tax‌ levied ‌by‌ ‌a‌ ‌state‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌income‌ ‌(i.e. what‌ ‌you‌ ‌earn‌ ‌within‌ ‌a‌ ‌tax‌ ‌year) if you’re a resident or income earned within the state for part-year and non-residents. ‌State‌ ‌income‌ ‌taxes,‌ ‌which‌ ‌vary‌ ‌by‌ ‌state,‌ ‌are‌ ‌a‌ ‌percentage‌ ‌of‌ ‌money‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌pay‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌state‌ ‌government‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌income‌ ‌you‌ ‌make‌ ‌at‌ ‌your‌ ‌job.‌ ‌ ‌

Similar‌ ‌to‌ ‌federal‌ ‌taxes, ‌‌state taxes are‌ ‌self-assessed‌ ‌and‌ ‌are‌ ‌often‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌percentage‌ ‌you‌ ‌pay‌ ‌the‌ ‌state‌ ‌government‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌income. ‌‌Some‌ ‌states‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌flat‌ ‌tax‌ ‌rate‌ ‌or‌ ‌no‌ ‌tax‌ ‌at‌ ‌all, ‌‌even.  ‌ ‌

Who‌ Pays Michigan Income Tax?‌ ‌ ‌

Just‌ ‌like‌ ‌the‌ ‌federal‌ ‌government,‌ ‌states‌ ‌impose‌ ‌additional‌ ‌income‌ ‌taxes‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌earnings‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌

have‌ ‌a‌ ‌sufficient‌ ‌connection‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌state.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌earn‌ ‌an‌ ‌income while a resident or while present in the state,‌ ‌you‌ ‌must‌ ‌pay‌ ‌Michigan income ‌tax.‌ ‌As‌ ‌a‌ ‌traditional‌ ‌W-2‌ ‌employee,‌ ‌your‌ ‌Michigan income tax ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌withheld‌ ‌from your pay‌ ‌automatically.‌ ‌You‌ ‌will‌ ‌see‌ ‌this‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌paycheck,‌ ‌near‌ ‌or‌ ‌next‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌federal‌ ‌taxes.‌ ‌ ‌

How‌ ‌Do‌ ‌You‌ ‌Pay‌ ‌Michigan‌ ‌Taxes?‌ ‌ ‌

To‌ learn how to ‌pay‌ ‌Michigan ‌taxes,‌ ‌visit the Michigan Department of Treasury.

How‌ ‌Much‌ ‌Should‌ ‌You‌ ‌Pay‌ ‌in‌ Michigan ‌State‌ ‌Income Tax?‌ ‌

Every wage-earning person that lives or works in Michigan pays a flat 4.25% for Michigan state income tax.

In addition, 24 Michigan cities charge their own local income taxes on top of the state income tax rate.

When‌ ‌are‌ ‌Michigan ‌Tax‌ ‌Returns‌ ‌Due?‌ ‌ ‌

Read up on when your Michigan tax return is ‌due‌.

Need Hands-On Guidance With Checking Your Michigan Refund?

If you want extra guidance tracking your Michigan refund or help filing your Michigan state return, enlist the help of a tax pro using Tax Pro Go – all from the comfort of your home. Or visit an H&R Block tax office closest to you.

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