Chamber Holds Treasury's Feet to the Fire; Backs Legislation to Provide for Refunds on Overpaid Taxes

January 21, 2018

The primary responsibility of the Department of Treasury is to promote and enforce tax compliance. Taxes owed should be paid -- nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately, there are situations where taxpayers who overpay their taxes are not able to get a refund on the overage. That is unacceptable and the Michigan Chamber is fighting back!

We are pleased to report that legislation has been introduced in the State Senate that will correct this problem and allow taxpayers -- who find they overpaid a tax because Treasury changed an internal policy position -- to apply for a refund to get back what is owed to them. If Treasury can go after taxpayers for tax deficiencies, taxpayers have every right to go after Treasury and get tax overages.

For more information on this legislation please contact Dan Papineau at