Taxpayers In 9 MI Counties Get More Time To File Returns

Michigan Business NewsLansing, MI - With the Internal Revenue Service granting tax relief on Feb. 15 after President Biden approved a federal disaster declaration for nine Michigan counites, the Michigan Department of Treasury is providing an opportunity for disaster survivors to obtain state tax relief.

Individual and business taxpayers who reside in Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne counties can request additional time to file state tax returns and pay state tax bills, with penalties and interest waived. These areas were affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from Aug. 24-26, 2023.

“A natural disaster can be devastating both personally and financially,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “By providing tax relief, disaster survivors will have more time to focus on recovering and getting their lives back to a sense of normalcy. Taxpayers should reach out to us to learn more about the process for obtaining this relief.” 

Individuals unable to meet filing or payment deadlines due to this disaster should contact Treasury at 517-636-4486. Businesses are asked to call 517-636-6925.

In addition, affected taxpayers may write to Treasury to request disaster-related tax relief. When writing, the following must be included in the correspondence:

  • Name and account number of the individual or business taxpayer.
  • Reason for the relief request.
  • Taxpayer address within one disaster area or address of the tax preparer located in the disaster area.

Taxpayers should send the completed correspondence to the following address:

Michigan Department of Treasury
Attn: Disaster Tax Relief
Lansing, Michigan 48922

Some taxpayers may receive a preliminary assessment notice before a tax relief request is formally received by Treasury. Taxpayers within the disaster area who receive these notices should contact Treasury by phone to resolve.

To learn more about Michigan’s tax system, go to https://www.michigan.gov/taxes.

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