Michigan individual income annual tax returns now due on May 17th

The Michigan Department of Treasury announced on Friday individual income tax annual returns are now due on May 17th, which comes after the IRS extended its deadline to the same date.

“I’m happy to announce that we are giving Michiganders extra time on their taxes this year,” said Governor Whitmer. “This has been a difficult year for everyone, and by moving the income tax payment date, I hope families have the buffer they need to get their finances in order. I am grateful for the money going out to Michiganders under the American Rescue Plan and proud of the state-level pandemic relief we’ve delivered to families and small businesses.  Together, we’ll build our economy back better.”

The official deadline for Michiganders to file their taxes is now due before 11:59 p.m. on May 17th.

The extension is limited to 2020 taxes, first-quarter estimates for the tax year of 2021 remain due on April 15th.

Individual taxpayers who require additional time can request an extension to October 15th, the state advises those needing additional time to estimate their tax liability and pay any taxes owed by May 17th to avoid additional interest and penalties.

“Federal COVID-19 relief, including moving the due date for individual income tax returns to May 17, is vital to our recovery as a state,” said House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski, D-Scio Twp. “We need to do everything we can to get relief to Michigan workers, small businesses, families, and schools impacted most by the COVID-19 pandemic; extending the deadline to file taxes is a part of what is needed and the right thing to do.”

For more information on the extension of the deadline, visit the Michigan Department of Treasury website.

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