Qualifying Michigan individuals to receive tax credit checks

LANSING, Mich. -- Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that certain Michigan families will start receiving Working Families Tax Credit supplemental checks as a part of $1 billion tax cuts.

The checks will give an average of $550 to Michiganders in over 700,000 households.

“Last year, the majority in the Michigan Legislature and I quintupled the Working Families Tax Credit, which will put hundreds more dollars back in the pockets of 700,000 working families,” said Governor Whitmer.

“These checks that are starting to be mailed out this week will lift tens of thousands of people out of working poverty and directly benefit half the children in Michigan by helping their moms and dads pay the bills, put food on the table, and buy school supplies. We got your back in Michigan as you work hard and support your family. Together, let’s build a brighter future and a stronger economy.”

In order to qualify, individuals have to meet specific requirements and file a federal income tax return, even if no taxes are owed or there is no requirement to file a return. If a federal credit is granted, the state will give an additional 30% credit when a taxpayer files their state income tax return.

For the 2022 tax year, taxpayers who qualified received a six percent Michigan Working Families Tax Credit when they filed their state tax return. A new state law that takes effect on Feb. 13 will give those taxpayers the remaining 24% of their 2022 Working Families Tax Credit.

On Feb. 13, the Michigan Department of Treasury will start issuing checks through the U.S. Postal Service over a period of five-to-six weeks.

The supplemental checks will be sent to the most recent address on file with Treasury which are updated based on current tax filings.

The tax credit for the 2023 tax year will be applied at the full 30% rate when filed this season.

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