State of Michigan Income Tax Michigan State Income Tax
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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,496.00 in Michigan income taxes. [1]
Rank: 25th out of 51

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Michigan Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
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Note: Michigan's income tax has a single flat tax rate for all income.

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Michigan Income Tax Calculator

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How to use the Michigan tax estimator How To Use This Calculator
You can use our free Michigan income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Michigan income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Michigan Income Tax

Michigan collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Michigan's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

Michigan's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Michigan's %. You can learn more about how the Michigan income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Michigan allows counties and municipalities to collect a local surtax on top of the Michigan state income tax. The average local income tax collected (as a percentage of total income) is 0.13%. While the Michigan income tax brackets are not modified for inflation on a yearly basis, the Michigan personal exemption is.

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Compare the state income tax rates in Michigan with the income tax rates in

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Michigan Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Michigan income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Michigan tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Michigan, see the list of Michigan income tax deductions.

4.1 - Michigan Standard Deduction

What is the MI Standard Deduction for 2016? Unlike many other states, Michigan has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Michigan income tax return.

4.2 - Michigan Personal Exemptions

Michigan has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Michigan Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Michigan does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Michigan Itemized Deductions

Unlike the Federal income tax, the Michigan income tax does not allow itemized deductions. You may claim the Michigan standard deduction if applicable, and specific deductions may be available to Michigan taxpayers as limited deductions or tax credits.

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Michigan Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Michigan income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Michigan tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Michigan Income Tax Form 1040CR Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim
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Form 1040CR - Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim
When claiming the Michigan property tax credit, you need to file form 1040CR along with your income taxes.
Free Printable Michigan Income Tax Form MI-1040 Individual Income Tax Return
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Form MI-1040 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form MI-1040 is the most common individual income tax return filed for Michigan State residents. You must file MI-1040 once a year; you may file online with efile or by mail.
Free Printable Michigan Income Tax Form MI-1040 Instructions Individual Income Tax Return Guide
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Form MI-1040 Instructions - Individual Income Tax Return Guide
Use this instructional booklet to help you file your MI-1040 individual income tax return. You can file MI-1040 online by efiling on paper forms by mail.
Free Printable Michigan Income Tax Form MI-1040ES Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
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Form MI-1040ES - Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
You must file estimated tax returns on a quarterly basis if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. The due dates are April 17, June 15, September 17 (2012), and January 15 (2013) for the 2012 tax year.
Free Printable Michigan Income Tax Form MI-2210 Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
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Form MI-2210 - Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
If you failed to pay or underpaid your estimated income tax for 2011, you must fill out and file Form MI-2210 to calculate and pay any interest or penalties.
Free Printable Michigan Tax Table
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Printable Michigan Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Michigan datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Michigan tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Michigan, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Michigan's 2016 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Michigan Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Michigan income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Michigan tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Michigan Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Michigan income tax return to the Michigan no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Return
Michigan Department of Treasury
P.O. Box 30199
Lansing, MI 48909-7699

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e-Filing: Submit Your Michigan Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Michigan income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Michigan tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your Michigan and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Michigan Tax Refund

Your Michigan Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Michigan, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Michigan tax refund, you can visit the Michigan Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2016 Michigan income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on Michigan's 2015 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Michigan and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Michigan tax forms are sourced from the Michigan income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Michigan forms you are using are up-to-date.