State of Michigan Income Tax Grand Rapids, Michigan Local Income Tax

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Grand Rapids Income Tax

1.50%

tax rate for residents who live in Grand Rapids

0.75%

tax rate for nonresidents who work in Grand Rapids

Residents of Grand Rapids pay a flat city income tax of 1.50% on earned income, in addition to the Michigan income tax and the Federal income tax.

Nonresidents who work in Grand Rapids pay a local income tax of 0.75%, which is 0.75% lower than the local income tax paid by residents.

Grand Rapids Income Tax Information:

Most cities in Michigan collect a local income tax. You can find printable copies of all of the required income tax forms for the Grand Rapids income tax on the Grand Rapids government's website at http://grcity.us/treasury/income-tax/pages/individual%20tax-forms.aspx. You can contact the Grand Rapids Treasury with any questions by emailing [email protected]

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What is a local income tax?

A local income tax is a special tax on earned income collected by local governments like counties, cities, and school districts. Fourteen states including Michigan allow local governments to collect an income tax.

While the federal income tax and the Michigan income tax are progressive income taxes with multiple tax brackets, all local income taxes are flat-rate taxes which are the same for every taxpayer regardless of income.

Another major difference between local income taxes and federal or state taxes is that most local taxes are collected only on earned income, and not on capital gains or other non-earned income like interest and dividends.

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How do you pay the Grand Rapids income tax?

The Grand Rapids income tax is due on April 15th, when you file your federal and state tax returns. Because calculating your local income tax is relatively simple compared to your other tax returns, many tax preparers will file your Grand Rapids income tax return for free.

If you file your own taxes, the Grand Rapids tax collector will likely mail you a copy of the tax forms you need by April. Unfortunately, many leading e-file providers (like TurboTax and H&R Block) do not support local income taxes. Grand Rapids may have a proprietary e-filing system you can use alongside your state and federal e-filing provider.

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Other local income taxes in Michigan

We have information on the local income tax rates in 22 Michigan localities. Use this list to compare the Grand Rapids income tax with local income taxes in nearby cities. Click on any city or county for more details.

Albion
1.00%
Battle Creek
1.00%
Big Rapids
1.00%
Detroit
2.40%
Flint
1.00%
Grand Rapids
1.50%
Grayling
1.00%
Hamtramck
1.00%
Highland Park
2.00%
Hudson
1.00%
Ionia
1.00%
Jackson
1.00%
Lansing
1.00%
Lapeer
1.00%
Muskegon
1.00%
Muskegon Heights
1.00%
Pontiac
1.00%
Port Huron
1.00%
Portland
1.00%
Saginaw
1.50%
Springfield
1.00%
Walker
1.00%